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Sleetburn Gave Bearpark Some Grief

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

In the autumn of 1903 we find Bearpark United football team protesting against Sleetburn Athletic. The reason for the protest is not known but in any case because Bearpark had lodged its complaint beyond the time limit it had to pay Sleetburn Athletic two shillings and sixpence!

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Ushaw Moor And Its Housing In 1922 Plus Rev Welby Again

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

In 1922 A Durham And District Council report stated that the overcrowding was awful. New houses were urgently needed. One idea was for larger families to exchange housing with smaller ones.

Nearly eleven years later the village turned out before dawn for the wedding of Rev. J. H. Welby and Miss Jennie Brown. Jennie was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Brown of Rock Terrace, New Brancepeth.

Because there was so much interest in the wedding Vicar Welby placed an advert in a local paper advising that those that wished to attend would need to obtain permits from the church warden.

St. Luke’s Church was already lit up at 5.30 a.m. and some villagers were already at the church…..

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