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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 ?

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”

Ushaw Moor Memories | Britain from Above

April 23, 2014 1 comment

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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 College – Aerial Photos 1926

March 29, 2014 4 comments
Ushaw College 1926 - Britain from Above

Ushaw College 1926 – Britain from Above

Ushaw College 1926 - Britain from Above

Ushaw College 1926 – Britain from Above

Old Maps – The Changing Village through the Ages

March 25, 2014 7 comments
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Disused Stations: Bearpark Station (formerly Aldin Grange)

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Date opened: 1.6.1883

Location: On the north side of Auton Style

Company on opening: North Eastern Railway

Date closed to passengers: 1.5.1939

Date closed completely: 1.5.1939

Company on closing: British Railways (North Eastern Region)

Present state: Demolished – no trace of the station remains

County: Durham

OS Grid Ref: NZ245432

Notes: Ironworks were established at Consett in 1841 but in the 1860s Consett needed better access to the iron town of Middlesbrough and the neighbouring Ironstone of the Cleveland Hills. There were some circuitous rail links between the two towns but a direct route was required. The Browney valley provided the ideal setting for such a line.

In February 1861 construction of the North Eastern Railway’s Lanchester Branch commenced and it officially opened the following year. It was initially a single-track line with stations at Consett, Knitsley, Lanchester and Witton Gilbert.

The Lanchester Branch opened up mining possibilities along the Browney Valley. In 1870, Lord Lambton who owned land in the valley accepted an application to search for coal and the following year coal was found. The NER doubled its track in anticipation of colliery demand and collieries soon opened along the line at Bearpark, Malton, Lanchester and Langley Park. An additional station was added at Aldin Grange in 1883 and renamed Bearpark on 1.5.1927.

via Disused Stations: Bearpark Station.

Site of Bearpark (formerly Aldin Grange) Station, Bearpark

March 3, 2013 13 comments

View NW, towards Blackill; Lanchester Valley line (Durham – Blackhill). Called Aldin Grange until 1/5/27, this station was closed entirely on 1/5/39 when the passenger service ceased, but goods continued and the line was not closed until 20/6/66.

Bearpark Station

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Site of railway bridge looking towards what was once site of Station.

Bridge over River Deerness – Ushaw Moor –

January 23, 2013 2 comments
Road Bridge over River Deerness, Ushaw Moor

Road Bridge over River Deerness, Ushaw Moor

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Soldier Story – I was There ,Pamela Proctor speaks to the Royal Canadian Legion

January 4, 2013 1 comment

Listen to Pamela Proctor, daughter of Frank Proctor former resident of Ushaw Moor who left for Canada, remembering his story while fighting in WW2, speaking to the Royal Canadian Legion.
Download Pamela Proctor speaks to the Royal Canadian Legion

A Canadian Soldier’s Real Life Adventure Story

Summary: Frank Proctor grew up in a coal mining town near Durham, England, came to Saskatchewan to work in the grain harvest, enlisted in the Regina Rifles on the outbreak of war, trained in Canada and England, landed in Normandy on D-Day, fought through France and Holland to Germany, returned to Canada and moved to Mission, B.C., where he raised his family and operated his own business until retirement to the beauty of his art.

Read this gripping first hand account by a Canadian infantryman of his personal experiences in the tremendous events resulting in the liberation of Europe.

What readers and reviewers have said about I Was There click here

via Soldier Story – I was There , an autobiography by Frank Proctor.