Archive for June 4, 2014

Call Yersels Garderners? Esh and Waterhouses Cut Down By The Moor

June 4, 2014 2 comments

Back in the late summer of 1900 the three villages competed for five gardening prizes.


1] Ushaw Moor

2] Ushaw Moor

3]Ushaw Moor

4]Ushaw Moor

5] Ushaw Moor

It was all to to with best tree, shrub or plant, as well as best kept gardens.


Categories: Memories

You Could Not Make It Up

June 4, 2014 1 comment

Back in the autumn of 1900 it was alleged that the polling station at Ushaw Moor had opened at mid-day instead of 8 am. After investigation the allegation was found to be without foundation.

How the rumour started is a mystery to this day.

But I have my theories.


Categories: Memories

Peetleston? I Don’t Believe It!

June 4, 2014 1 comment

On October the first 1950 a male bus driver from Ushaw Moor, reportedly named  R Peetleston, experienced his double- decker negotiating a five foot high hedge and coming to rest with its front wheels in a field. It was on the Sunderland to Durham route.

No fatalities.

We all know, don’t we, that his name was very likely NOT Peetlestone.

Might it have been Beetlestone? That’s an Ushaw Moor name from the 1950s. 


Categories: Memories