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Durham local history Courses – Brandon and Ushaw Moor

A NEW programme of local history courses begins next week (Monday, May 12).

Dr Dorothy Hamilton will again lead a number of courses based at Shakespeare Hall, North Road, Durham.

One will focus on the history of Brandon and Ushaw Moor and will be held on Monday afternoons from May 12.

Later in the term, there will be courses on the Prince Bishops, Bede and Lanchester. The last of these will be held at Lanchester Community Centre.

Fees range from £10 to £60, with concessions available for those receiving means-tested benefits. For more information, call 0191-373-9252.

via Durham local history Courses – Brandon and Ushaw Moor.

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Deernes Cottages 1948 – 1954

May 7, 2014 14 comments

Hi my parents lived in Deerness Cottages between 1948 to 1954. My dad was a railway man . We lived in number 6 . Life must have been really hard as there was no electric or gas , no bathroom , toilet was a walk across the yard which was an earth toilet . They took turns in the wash house once a week to do Their laundry .

To get to these cottages was a 5-10 minute walk from the main road down a lane .

I hope this brings memories back .

My mother can still remember some of the neighbours . There was the Kitchings , the Parkinson’s , the Lawsons , Masons , the Pratts ,and the Grimes .

If I can think of anything else I’ll be in touch .

Best regards , Val Taylor.

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