Archive for May, 2012

St Cuthberts Chapel – Ushaw College 1911

May 31, 2012 1 comment

St Cuthberts Chapel pm 1911

Early Postcard of St Cuthberts Chapel – Ushaw College Postmark 1911

Remembering your Street Parties – Community Celebrations

May 30, 2012 3 comments

Street parties are for life, not just for Jubilees.

Do you remember having any street parties in and around Ushaw Moor, maybe it was for the Royal Wedding, or another celebration,

What sort of things did u do ?

Did u decorate the entire street with bunting ?

Would you or are u having a street party for the Jubilee ?

Tell us all about it


Streets Alive promotes street parties for good neighbourly reasons and it is a great excuse to hold one for a Jubilee as a national occasion. This has a long tradition which started in 1919 and 1 million joined in for last year’s royal wedding. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place over an extended weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June. You may want to hold your street party on the Sunday or Monday when most people would be around.


Street Parties for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012.

Family Search – Carr

May 10, 2012 10 comments

I am trying to find decendents of the Carr family. My great grandfather Thomas Carr was living in Ushaw Moor when he died at 18 Dale Street this was in 1903. His son in law John Wm Lambton of 11-Albert Street registered the death.

I have memories of visiting relatives when I was a child which would have been in the late 1940’s early 1950’s.  He had a son Joseph who was my grandfather, he married an Eliza Charlton. Thomas was married to Margaret Wilkinson.  If any one has any information about this family I would be grateful to hear from them.

Mary Andrews


May 10, 2012 2 comments

I have past memories of visiting Ushaw Moor as a child, but don’t remember much about it.

My great grandfather lived there but he passed away in 1903. His name was Thomas Carr and one of his sons was Joseph Carr who was my grandfather.

Thomas was married to Margaret Wilkinson, and Joseph to Eliza Charlton. I would love to know if there are any descendents of the Carr family still living in the area .

My name is Mary and I live in Seaham.