County Durham

Killhope Wheel in Winter 2010

Killhope – Lead Mining in Weardale

High up in Weardale, County Durham you will find Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The Durham Mining Museum website tells us ...
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Hand and Knife Silhouette

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of "Jack the Ripper", the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during ...
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Auckland Castle from The Tribune at Kynren

Kynren 2017 – One show you don’t want to miss

Kynren 2017 60s Trailer from Eleven Arches on Vimeo. Yesterday, I went to see a performance of a show that ...
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Bus and Tram in the town at Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum – The jewel in County Durham’s cultural crown

The town in Beamish Museum sees a lot of traffic of buses and trams every single day. I took this ...
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Welcome To County Durham

Welcome to County Durham

I compiled some photographs I took around County Durham into a short video. It's just over a minute and a ...
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St Johns Church Kirk Merrington

1683 – Murders at the Brass Farm

28th January 1683, Mr John Brass and his wife Margaret left their home to visit a neighbour for the evening ...
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Heugh Battery Naval Gun

Heugh Battery keeping watch over the headland

The Heugh Battery was originally built in the mid-nineteenth century, one of a cluster of three near the lighthouse on ...
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Durham Cathedral

Sanctuary : Seeking the refuge of the Cathedral

During the Medieval Period (5th-15th Century) people who had committed a serious office would very often be facing death at ...
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Stan Laurel around 1920

Arthur Stanley Jefferson – you’ll know him as Stan Laurel

Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born inin his Granparents' home in Ulverston, Cumbria on 16 June 1890. However, we know and ...
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Sir John Lambton Battling the Lambton Worm Source: English fairy and other folk tales, by Edwin Sidney Hartland (1890)

The Lambton Worm

The River Wear snakes for forty miles through the County of Durham in Northeast England. From high up in Weardale ...
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