Bearpark, Durham
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Old Photos near Bearpark

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Historic maps of Bearpark and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Tracing Bearpark

I haven't actually ever been to Bearpark but I did visit my godmother's family who lived I think, in Waterhouses which I believe, is not too far from Bearpark. I remember visiting Durham Cathedral and going down a mine where I chipped a piece of to take home, (my godmother's father and brother worked in the mine).I kept ...Read full memory

From My Mother

My mother often spoke fondly of living in Bearpark from 1920 -1926 when the family came down to London. My grandfather, Edward Leadbitter, was a miner at Bearpark pit. He worked on an 18 inch seam, lying in water in the semi darkness as he hewed the coal. They lived at Aldin Grange Hall and called it 'The Hall'. Apparently ...Read full memory

A memory of Bearpark by Pamela Annison

Hard Times At Colliery

My grandad, James Turnbull Smith, lived with his family on Dodds Street on the 1911 census, Bearpark. John Edgar Smith, was his father, brother Walter was a miner like his dad and his brothers and sisters were all at school. He told me that times were tough around then and problems were always brewing with the coal ...Read full memory

A memory of Bearpark by Derick Smith