TWO North mining villages can be seen as they were more than 100 years ago after the publication of a map.

Tantobie and Hobson, near Burnopfield, County Durham, are featured in the reprint of an 1895 map by Alan Godfrey Maps, of Leadgate, Consett.

The 14in-to-a-mile map shows the small village of Hobson, most of which was demolished in the late 1960s, as well as Pickering Nook, Mountsett, Tantobie and part of Tanfield.

Part of the Burnopfield Colliery can be seen, along with the wagonways that served local pits, rows of miners' cottages, farms and field boundaries.

The map is £2.10, available from some bookshops or on (01207) 583388.

* Read about local history in the Echo Memories column, in The Northern Echo every Wednesday.