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12:36pm Monday 18th August 2014
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Dales Diary: Weardale bequests, commercial Cotherstone, the 1951 Cockfield 11, workhouse budgets, the case of after-hours boozy farmers and historic grumbles over Barnard Castle parking
10:21am Saturday 16th August 2014
POOR folk in various parts of the dales had a chance of an occasional cash handout in the old days, thanks to well-off people who remembered them in their wills. There were a series of these bequests in Stanhope. Ralph Barrick left £20 in 1689, with instructions for the interest to be paid every Whit Monday to the most destitute residents. It would mean a welcome shilling or two, or perhaps just a few coppers, for some of those in dire need.
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1:41pm Monday 11th August 2014
SHORTLY before my gran Lizzie died in 1963, she said to me that if I ever found him, I had to take the wedding photo and bury it in the grave. She said to me, tell him how very much I loved him, says Geoff Tweddle.
2:19pm Monday 4th August 2014
11:18am Monday 4th August 2014
MEMORIES 184 contained an article about a commemorative china mug from “the Great World War” which was inscribed with the date June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, formally concluding the First World War.
11:17am Monday 4th August 2014
ONE hundred years ago, every reader of The Northern Echo would have known that war against Germany was now inevitable. You’ve just seen the front page from August 4, 1914, with the main headline picking up the words of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey: “We are quite prepared.”
11:01am Monday 4th August 2014
Full list of First World War events throughout the region as nation commemorates centenary of outbreak of war
5:00am Friday 1st August 2014
3:43pm Monday 28th July 2014
3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014
LAST week’s Memories mentioned the horrific Crawleyside Bank bus crash of August 14, 1969, in Weardale, in which 20 people connected to the Blackhall Colliery Veterans’ Bowls Club were killed on their way home from a match in Consett.
3:06pm Monday 28th July 2014
WENDY CRAIG’S schooldays are taking some unravelling. We’ve been on with this particular topic since Memories 180 more than two months ago, but some fascinating photographic evidence is now turning up.
2:57pm Monday 28th July 2014
MEMORIES readers have incredible eagle eyes. Tucked away in an unobtrusive corner last week was an anonymous photograph. It was taken in November 1959 when the photographer had only written “Swaledale”. It showed a distant building set in a bleak moorland.
2:44pm Monday 28th July 2014
4:56pm Monday 21st July 2014
WITH glossy, white hair and wearing a floral knee-length fitted dress and heels, Kate Adie looks very different from the flak-jacketed war correspondent who first appeared on our TV screens in the Eighties.
11:34am Monday 21st July 2014
ON Wednesday July 21 1954, 21-year-old Keith Hopper, in his first season with Bishop Auckland Cricket Club, strode to the wicket at Grangefield Cricket Ground in Stockton to join his skipper, Bill Proud, at the crease against Middlesbrough in the final of the Kerridge Cup.
11:07am Monday 21st July 2014
WOLSINGHAM school opened on June 19, 1614, after William James, the Bishop of Durham, had given land to nine eminent local men for the buildings. The nine men became trustees, and each was allowed to nominate two local poor boys, aged more than eight, to receive three years of education in the Christian religion and basic grammar.
10:48am Monday 21st July 2014
10:33am Monday 21st July 2014
NOWADAYS, the churches in Trimdon are very ecumenical. They get on very well with each other. Today, both Protestant and Catholic churches are open to the public to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catholic church that was built on land given by the kindly Protestant landowner.
6:02am Monday 21st July 2014
4:14pm Monday 14th July 2014
SHE may have been the daughter of the King of Greece, the cousin of King George V and have married into Russia’s Imperial family, but this was one Grand Duchess who didn’t mind getting her hands dirty.
1:06pm Monday 14th July 2014
WITH the 2014 Commonwealth Games fast approaching, we look back at the achievements of a man our North-East athletes will be looking to emulate in Glasgow On August 6, 1978, all eyes were on the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada.
12:51pm Monday 14th July 2014
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HUTTON MAGNA is a little place on which the First World War had a big impact. One hundred years ago, it and its neighbour, West Layton, comprised 55 houses. Even in those overcrowded days, the population of the two villages cannot have been more than a few hundred.
12:12pm Monday 14th July 2014
12:09pm Monday 14th July 2014
IN the summer of 1964, the Hole in the Wall colliery was winding down. Men were being laid off and, although there had been no official announcement, test borings for a new seam had been poor, so the writing was on the wall.
11:38am Monday 7th July 2014
THOUSANDS of spectators are expected the line the route of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart this weekend, but in years gone by the region has played a big part in the most prestigious cycling event in the British calendar.
11:38am Monday 7th July 2014
MEMORIES 184 told the extraordinary tale of Bentley Beetham, who was born in Darlington, became a schoolmaster in Barnard Castle and, amazingly, took part in George Mallory's fateful expedition up Everest in 1924.
11:36am Monday 7th July 2014
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2:13pm Monday 30th June 2014
2:12pm Monday 30th June 2014
FROM the castle to the cottage, no family was safe from the First World War. Two years after it ended, on December 12, 1920, villagers from Staindrop gathered to remember those of the 200 they had waved off to fight but whom had never come home.
2:09pm Monday 30th June 2014
"THERE can be no doubt that it was to his defaults that the loss of this vessel is mainly due," concluded the official inquiry into the sinking of the SS Clan Macduff in 1881. "In abandoning his ship as he did, he shewed a lamentable want of those qualities which ought to distinguish the master of a British vessel."
2:12pm Monday 23rd June 2014
12:28pm Monday 23rd June 2014
MEMORIES appears to have been lead astray, in the nicest possible way, by Kirby Sigston WI. Kirby Sigston is a delightfully hidden part of the world to the east of Northallerton, as we told in Memories 182.
11:56am Monday 23rd June 2014
IT was the end of the third round. We had taken punishment. We were retiring to a corner to recuperate. There was to be another round, or rounds, of course. The mountain could be, and would be, climbed.
11:43am Monday 23rd June 2014
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3:14pm Monday 16th June 2014
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2:32pm Monday 16th June 2014
GUNNER GEORGE JAMES’ 1916 diary is now reaching its critical phase. Returning from leave in the warmth of his coalming community in County Durham, he suddenly finds that he is a tiny part in one of the largest military build-ups of the First World War.
1:06pm Monday 16th June 2014
THE 1974 Italian World Cup squad is packed with famous footballing names. There’s Dino Zoff, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time who is the oldest person ever to win the trophy. There’s captain Giacinto Facchetti, the first great attacking full-back.
3:38pm Monday 9th June 2014
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