History

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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Police Bridewell sign

What’s a Bridewell?

I remember being in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the late 1980s when there was a local football derby match on ...
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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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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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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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Steam Train at full speed

The mysterious death of Florence Nightingale Shore

The death of Florence Nightingale Shore could have been straight from the pages of an Agatha Christie mystery. Yet, nearly ...
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Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge over the River Tees

The Tees Transporter Bridge, or as we usually call it, the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge was opened by the third son ...
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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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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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