The Hardwick Hotel

A Memory of Blackhall Colliery

I see an advertisement for "Chimneys Hotel" in Blackhall advertising as having been built in 1925 and formerly named the "Trust". I lived in the Trust as a boy but in Horden and believe the hotel in Blackhall (Chimneys) was in fact the "Hardwick". Can anyone tell me if I am right or wrong please?

A memory shared by Jack Cook , on Jul 29th, 2011.

Comments & feedback

Fri Aug 1st 2014, at 7:21 pm

alan.smith commented:

You are wrong. The pub now known as Chimneys was at the junction of 10th street and East St. In Blackhall and was known as the Trust. The Hardwick Hotel was on Middle St.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

Sign-in or Register now

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?