Chester-le-Street in old picture postcards volume 2

Chester-le-Street in old picture postcards volume 2

:   Gavin John Purdon
:   Durham
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-5487-1
:   80
:   EUR 16.95 Including VAT *

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Fragments from the book 'Chester-le-Street in old picture postcards volume 2'

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39. Interior of a Methodist chapel at Sacriston. Chapels of one denomination or another were once a common landmark across the Chester-Ie-Street District and many of them are still going strong. Nonconformist religion was popular among the old-time miners of County Durharn, who went underground day in and day out in the certain belief that one day they would exchange their pit cap for a crown of glory.

40. One horse town. Much of old Nettlesworth has disappeared. lust about all that's left today is the chapel building on the left and the Black Bull pub up at the far end ofthe terraeed houses.

41. The old AI Plawsworth looking towards Sacriston. The lay of the land hasn't changed, but the buildings have. The gable ends of the white-washed country inn have gone, but the present public house built on the same plot of land kept the name ofthe earlier tavern, 'The Red Lion'.

42. Chester Moor Colliery. There were a number of large coal companies operating in Chester-IeStreet District, such as the Lambton, the Bowes and Joicey Coal Companies, but there were many smaller concerns such as the Priestman Coal Company th at worked one or two pits on the south si de of Chester-le-Street, including Chester Moor. The Priestman family may not have been the greatest mine owners around, but they nevertheless lived in some style at Shotley Park on the banks of the River Derwent.

43. Lover's Walk, Chester Dene. I hope Sepp and Jossy had the good manners to ring their bicycJe beils to warn unsuspecting courting coup les of their speedy approach down this secJuded path between Chester Moor and the old Durham Coach Road.

44. Finchaie Priory or Abbey as Chester folk called it, was a local beauty spot that drew Chester-IeStreet people in droves if the sun got out. Judging from the other cyclists on the photos, Sepp and Jossy weren't the only ones on a Bank Holiday bike ride that day.

45. 'One man and his dog' or 'Waiting til! the cows come home', Either title would suit this viewofold Great Lumely Village. There's so few folk about it's either Durham Big Meeting day and everybody's gone off with the 6-Pit-banner, or else it's Easter and the village has gone off to role eggs down Paste Egg Bank.

46. The 'Seven Stars'. One of the lost pubs of Lumley the building survives as a private house, but many a closing time has passed since time was last called on those particular premises. This card was posted in nearby Fence Houses on 21st May 1908.

47. Have a butchers at this! In by-gone days people liked red meat and plenty of it, that's why granny's me at plate was the size of a dustbin lid. So the butcher's lad needed more than a basket and a bike to get his orders around the Lumley area.

48. Burnmoor from the back of Lumley 6 Pit. Burnmoor Church and Village Institute, just visible on the horizon, are still there. So too is the little row of cottages, but today they no langer belang to the Earl of Durham and na langer they sit among empty fields. The whole area has been built over since the cameraman set his tripad and box camera up on this spot.

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