Chester-le-Street in old picture postcards volume 2

Chester-le-Street in old picture postcards volume 2

Author
:   Gavin John Purdon
Municipality
:  
Province
:   Durham
Country
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-5487-1
Pages
:   80
Price
:   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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49. Burnmoor village. The house on the corner was WyIam's shop for many years and is still there, but the old cottages with their pantiled roofs and little shuttered windows have been demolished.

50. No self-respeeting cycle tour of Chester-Ie-Street District would have been complete without a pedal up around Penshaw Monument. It lay just outside the Rural District but was a popular picnic spot for Chester folk and a landmark as familiar to them as Lumley Castle, Homer's Chimney or the spire af St. Cuthbert and St. Mary's Church.

51. Many a pit village mother would shout 'Keep out the way of the waggons!' after her bairns when they went out to play. And for all the good it did as you can see from these children playing beside the unfenced tracks of Harraton Colliery wagonway!

52. It would be a bold poacher that risked coming this near to Lord Lambton's lair in search of a pheasant or two for the pot. Even for most law-abiding Chester-Ie-Street citizens the nearest they ever got to this particular stately home was standing next to the big wall painting of Lambton Castie in Graves, the baker's shop at the bottom of Front Streel.

53. Piektree Bridge, one of the lost landmarks of Chester-le-Street District. Very few public rights of way passed through Lord Lambton's estate but this raad was one of them. The bridge carried Lord Lambton's own private driveway from the castie to the Great North Raad, while public traffic passed underneath it. The bridge's days were numbered when a bus didn't quite manage to squeeze through and had its roof ripped clean off.

54. By the Barrack Gate. Sentries at the ornamental archway into Lambton Park Chester-Ie-Street during the Great War. In the 1950's old trees around this part of the park still bare the emblems of British regiments carved into them by soldiers, a !ittle blistered and distorted by age, but still recognisable.

55. 'Under canvas' at Chester-Ie-Street during the Great War. Hastily-pencilled messages on the back of these cards still teil of the discomfort of camp life: 'Rained all day yesterday, Everything gat soaked. Hoping for a dry night tonight. '

56. Ford Cottage, a pretty little corner of the Chester-Ie-Street countryside that hasn't changed very much over the years. By tradition this house was always let to the manager of Lumley Brickworks.

57. Chester Park. Just the place to rest your weary bicycle , have an ice cream and be serenaded to by Pelton FeIl ColIiery prize brass band or listen to the uniformed conductor of the Durham Light Infantry's own musicians, putting his troops through their musical paces.

58. Messing about on the river. The pleasure boats, onee for hire on the We ar at Chester-le-Street, are well-rernembered by loeal people as is the little iron footbridge aeross the river, long sinee dismantled.

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