Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Your Favourite Christmas Memories

December 13, 2011 1 comment
Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

What was your favourite Christmas memory of your life growing up in Ushaw Moor and Deerness Valley ?

Share your Christmas Memories with us here.

How has your Christmas changed ?



Some Christmas Quotes :

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Some people find Christmas cards a chore but I don’t. They are an opportunity to say hello and best wishes, or some similar sincere message. Colourful cards can brighten up many a living room during the dark days before Christmas. ~Wilf Bell

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.  ~Author Unknown

Merry Christmas  and A Happy New Year ~ Paul Clough

Ushaw Moor Historical Website – Ushaw Moor Carnival

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

This photograph was taken between the years 1928- 1933, when carnivals were held at Ushaw Moor. At these carnivals local people were in fancy dress and later in the day a King, Queen and Mayor were picked.

Ushaw Moor Carnvial

The people on the photo are as follows:

Top from left Town Cryer T. Conner; The King Jimmy Winn; The Queen Nick Tennick; The Mayor Jack Joyce. Bottom from left The Joker T. Foster; Little Girl Daughter of Jack Joyce.

For MORE Info on Ushaw Moor Carnival go to Ushaw Moor Juniors School History Page

via Ushaw Moor Historical Website – Ushaw Moor Carnival.

Winns Boarding House

October 2, 2009 2 comments

Winns Boarding House

Winns Boarding House

A Bus Trip from Ushaw Moor stayed at Winns Boarding House in Approx; 1953.

Mr & Mrs Winn used to live in Ushaw Moor.

I am sure someone will recognise themselves or their friends or relations.

Cheers, Alf R

###Posted on Behalf of Alf Rothwell

Categories: Holidays, Memories