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West Terrace – Esh Winning Cine-Videos

December 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Came across these Cine-Vids the other day, not quite Ushaw Moor but still Deerness Valley – Anyone fill in the gaps ?

Durham at War – Mapping the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War

November 8, 2014 3 comments


Mapping the Story of County Durham and its people in the First World War.

This is a First World War centenary project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the archive, museum and archaeology services at Durham County Council.

Durham at War is an interactive mapping website that will tell the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War. Launched on 10 September 2014, exactly one hundred years after the first Durham Light Infantry soldiers arrived in France with the British Expeditionary Force, the website will be live until the end of 2018. It will help to commemorate the role of Durham people at a momentous period in the county’s history. We hope that the website will act like a giant virtual jigsaw, making the links between the archives, objects and sites that survive today, and helping to uncover new stories about local communities 100 years ago.

From November members of the public will be able to log in to the website worldwide to add their own contributions and pin them to the interactive map. Until then please send information for the website by email.

This website is not designed to duplicate, rather to complement, existing web-based resources. It will use the interactive map to make the links between the rich diversity of information that is already available or is being developed online, and add new details from institutional and private collections that have never been accessible in a digital format before.

Throughout the centenary period project staff will run a series of research modules, training sessions and events to help volunteers explore relevant heritage collections in depth and publish their discoveries on the website.


Durham at War – Mapping the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War.

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From Ushaw With Love, Life After Coal – YouTube

November 6, 2014 4 comments

Published on 9 Oct 2014

A short film made over the summer in the North East of England. A beautiful place full of beautiful people. This is a small collection of memories. At its heart the film really wants people to engage with society and become more involved in there own communities.  Above all it is a very human project. “Neil Woodward”

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.

Durham related Videos – British Pathé on YouTube

April 22, 2014 5 comments

Thought these VIDEOS may be of  interest after the POSTING of  TV Traffic Control in Durham.

A list of videos relating to Durham via British Pathé on YOUTUBE.

FOLLOW the LINK to view them on YouTube  >>>>> HERE <<<<

Ushaw Moor Working Mens Club – Committee Members

March 20, 2014 8 comments
Ushaw Moor WM Club Committee members

Ushaw Moor WM Club Committee members

Submitted on behalf of Margaret Thompson

Thought this photograph of Ushaw Moor WM Club Committee members may raise a few memories. Front Row Left – ? Atkinson, Jimmy Gillon, Eb Shuker, Walter Elliott, Back Row Right – ? , My dad Alan Brown, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? Gibb.


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Categories: history, Memories, photos

Anderson’s Grocery shop around 1935, Station Road

March 20, 2014 1 comment
Andersons Grocery shop 1935

Andersons Grocery shop 1935

Submitted on behalf of Margaret Thomspon :

Anderson’s Grocery shop around 1935 in Station Road. My mother Margaret and her sister Nancy standing at the entrance. The shop was situated next door to Arthur Lough’s shoe shop. It was later passed on to my Aunt Rosie Smith and then to Mabel Luke and her husband Norman Lee. Mabel’s mother and father owned Luke’s fish and chip shop below the grocery shop.


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  • Paul Clough Another great shot. Not seen this one before
  • Margaret Thompson I do not think there is another photo of this shop around this time, it has only ever been mentioned as a memory by Peter Howarth before.
  • Audrey Tidbury Cooper Staniland Lovely photo!. I guess my mother (nee Gladys Jolly} would have shopped there. She lived in Station House with her parents and i was born in 1935.