Boldon Colliery, Tyne and Wear
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Historic maps of Boldon Colliery and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

What Was It Down The Burn

In and about 1960 I was a boy who spent many an hour down the burn, at one end just below the station part of the burn had very sturdy concrete walls at either side, these walls were some sort of supports or foundations, they could have been part of a high bridge from the colliery to the station, possibly ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Late 50s Early 60s

I live in Watford but I was born at 55 South Crescent in 1953, my mother's maiden name was Christlow, they moved to 16 Reginald Street. I remember visiting one time and my cousin Joe Lee used to play the bass drum in the colliery band and I went along to a practice session in the school playground ...Read full memory

The Burn And All The Names

I left Boldon in 1954 aged 7 years but my memories of Boldon remain with me like the footings of my lifebuild, I am sure that life through rose-coloured glasses has had an effect. Amongst the lads in Shelley Avenue I was probably the least agile so when it came to jumping diggers over the burn you can ...Read full memory