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Dales Diary: A shooting, a charging bull, a Mickleton man, and a rescue at High Force

Keeping Darlington railway museum

Bishop Middleham in 1967. People in this inland village still struggle to sleep at night for fear of French invasion

How the French threatened Bishop Middleham

Boring on Feethams field in January 1938

Laying the bogeyman of boggyness to rest

Woodburn, the home of Theodore and Sophia Fry

Woodburn: "in every way enjoyable"

Arthur Henderson, as mayor of Darlington in 1903-04

Arthur Henderson: a Labour pioneer

Richardson's thermometer at Bank Top station in 1981

Darlington: a hothouse of design

From The Northern Echo, August 7, 1941

In praise of Priestman

Possibly William Barningham

The rise and fall of William Barningham

William Peachey

The rise and fall of William Peachey

Those Memories talks in full

The Northern Echo's picture of the dirigible over St Paul's Cathedral in October 1907

Dirigible daze

The Robsons' house on Northgate, Darlington

Sour end to gooseberry story

Coniscliffe Hall, right, and St Edwin's vicarage, left (the vicarage is even more fascinating than the hall)

Chequered history of forbidden corner

Preparing for the bombs to fall

Darlington "Dad's Army" jumping out of the back of Blackwell Grange's estate

Guarding the memories

Blackwell Bridge, with the fascinating tollkeeper's cottage on the right

Woolly beginnings of Blackwell Bridge

Fal Sarker with the Strawberry Tree in Darlington Arts Centre

A seasonal tree-t at Darlington Arts Centre

Earl Roberts, Baron of Kandahar and Freeman of Darlington, unveiling the South African War Memorial in St Cuthbert's churchyard on August 5, 1905

The Baron of Kandahar and Mowden Hall

Angelo Rissetto, aka Anty Richards, on his passport

Anty Richards, the ice cream man of Darlington

The Basque refugees arriving at Bank Top station, Darlington, on June 29 1937. They were greeted by the towns mayor Richard Luck who is pictured 2nd from the right wearing a buttonhole.

The flashing-eyed children who found sanctuary in the North-East

The Northern Echo's headline

Wedding presents fit for a Pease

Builder of bridges and divider of pies

How the French celebrated the last diamond jubilee

An old picture of Blackwell Bridge with the Yorkshire side toll house on the right

The 180-year-old bridge built on wool

The Aycliffe Diamond Jubilee School

The Battle of Aycliffe

The Whorlton fountain, left, but all eyes are on the car

A car in Whorlton, 1961

Haughton Rectory: reputedly the oldest domestic building in Darlington

Rectory return

The rain is a pain, but can we gain (reprise)?

The rain is a pain, but can we gain (reprise)?

King's Head, Barnard Castle, doorway

People of Barney, rise up!

Elijah Yeoman's Victorian picture of the Tees Viaduct

Back to the bridges of Barney

The east abutment of the Tees Viaduct, near Barnard Castle

Astonishing abutments of the Tees

Millie Zealand, who ran the Grange Road Dolls Hospital

Down at the Dolls Hospital

Dick Beavis' 1980 booklet

What price happiness underground?

The rare, listed Lartington aqueduct

The water carrier of the Stainmore line

Grange Road, Darlington

The Cleveland Car Company

The rescue begins

Snow Drift at Bleath Gill

Low Harperley farmhouse

Still harping on about Harperley

The mourning mother and her daughter at the miner's grave: are her arms too long?

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt V

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt IV

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt IV

The top of the sheet

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt III

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt II

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt II

From The Northern Echo, November 22, 1899

Mr Tudor's Circus

The memorial on the pithead in Trimdon Grange

Trimdon Grange Colliery Disaster: 130 Years On Pt 1

Harperley signalbox in 1960 - it was demolished in 1964

Harping on about Harperley

The 1920 advert from the D&S Times

Gathering more on Gatherley

Down Durham bank towards the Dean and Chapter Colliery in the 1960s

Ferryhill: the golden age

Neasham, 1962, with the "beetleback" car in the right hand corner

Car response that sets the Standard

The Pip cartoon of the 1934 Big Swim

In the Big Swim with Pip and Jack

Jack Hatfield in the 1912 Olympics

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