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Unless they are halted by rabbits, trains now run unhindered from Northallerton to Yarm along the Leeds Northern Railway. Once upon a time, though, the trains clattered through three stations and over a couple of level crossings. The stationmasters and crossing keepers all had their houses beside the line. Signalmen had boxes galore, and railwaymen lived in lineside cottages.
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Early morning on December 16, 1914, Mary Stainthorpe, 13, was among an excited hubbub of children boarding their usual train taking them from their colliery homes in Durham to their grammar school at the coast.
2:25pm Monday 3rd March 2014
ARNOLD ALTON was a tough, nononsense centre half who followed famous amateur names like Ray Tate, Bobby Davison and Colin Bainbridge in wearing the number five shirt for both Bishop Auckland and Crook Town.
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At 2am on August 4, 1916, Private William Bailey, rose up out of his trench and launched himself over the top. Suddenly, he felt a terrible stinging sensation in his right leg which caused him to topple into the mud of the Somme. A machine gun bullet had smashed through his right thigh. He attempted to dress his wound, but a shell exploded perilously close to where he lay, burying him almost completely in soil.
3:26pm Monday 24th February 2014
THIS weekend marks the 58-year anniversary of Newcastle United making footballing history as they were the first ever club to win a Football League game under floodlights, with victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
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THE Great Goodbye starts this weekend at Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon. As we told last week, the six surviving A4 steam locomotives from the 1930s will gather for what will probably be the last time in our lifetimes before two of them return to their north American homes.
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‘OF all the terrible consequences of war in the way of personal disfigurement and incapacitation, none can compare with the distress of total blindness,” began an article in The Northern Echo on March 7, 1916.
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YOU couldn’t tweet from the trenches. You couldn’t text, email or Facebook. You just had to postcard. Younger readers will find it amazing that 100 years ago a soldier would buy an attractive piece of card and write, using a pen or pencil, a message on it.
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Next weekend, six historic steam engines will gather at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon. More than 70,000 people from all over the world are expected for the week-long Great Goodbye, which will be the last reunion of the six surviving A4 Pacific locos before two of them disappear back to their homes in north America
3:20pm Monday 3rd February 2014
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THE people of Middlesbrough are said to have been so impressed by the singing potential of a teenager growing up in their midst that they collected enough money to send her to the Royal Academy of Music in London.
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HAVING been badly injured twice down Mainsforth Colliery, Joseph Weston decided to join up in 1917. Then, instead of being injured by the enemy, he found himself subjected to the torture of Field Punishment Number One by his own side.
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3:57pm Monday 27th January 2014
WITH Sunderland returning to FA Cup action this afternoon as they take on non-league Kidderminster Harriers in the fourth round of the competition, thoughts will turn to the heroes of 1973, who were the last players from the club to lift the trophy.
3:45pm Monday 27th January 2014
DURING the course of compiling last week’s article about the 50th anniversary of the closure of the last, and deepest, of the Cleveland ironstone mines at North Skelton, The Northern Echo archive offered up this remarkable photograph.
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THIS is a story of two stone soldiers who once stood proudly in the centres of their communities, keeping alive the memory of the real soldiers who had perished on the battlefield. Laurence Binyon’s famous poem, For the Fallen, says: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them…”
12:19pm Monday 20th January 2014
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the formation of Darlington RA Cricket Club, and to mark the centenary, former player Peter Eckels extensively researched the club’s history and roots. He has produced a booklet charting the club’s progress over the last hundred years, some of which is reproduced below
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LAST week’s Memories took a ride on the Leeds Northern Railway from Northallerton to Yarm. Margaret Williams of Middleton St George was taken by the picture of Brompton station, which was demolished in the late 1960s.
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“Seven hundred feet below the green whaleback hills of Cleveland, the strong and proud heritage of the ironstone miner yesterday passed quietly into history,” said The Northern Echo 50 years ago yesterday. “The North Skelton ironstone mine, the last in Cleveland, died at midday. Its passing ended a way of life which brought industrial might to Teesside and moulded generations of men of iron.”
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These brilliant aerial images of our area have been recently added to the Britain from Above website run by English Heritage. The website – britainfromabove.org.uk – was launched in June last year when the first 15,000 images from the Aerofilms collection were posted online.
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough