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Burnhope maps

Historic maps of Burnhope and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Burnhope maps

Burnhope photos

We have no photos of Burnhope, although we do have photos of these nearby places:

Lanchester| Langley Park| Annfield Plain| Catchgate| Witton Gilbert| Ushaw Moor| Leadgate| Chester Le Street| Burnopfield| Consett| Langley Moor| Durham| Lumley Park| Birtley

Burnhope area books

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Memories of Burnhope

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Happy Times

I was born on August 2 in 1949 at Croxdale Hall Durham. It was seconded after the war from the Salvin family presumably because of shortages of materity hospitals. My mother was Elda Stonebank, one of 13 family and well known in the village. We played down the sawmills, got penny treats at Ada Rainbows and built camps and birdnesting, the things you did in that era. Started Junior school and remember Billy Gibson crying for weeks as he did not like school. Highlight of the year was the trip to South Shields. 50+ buses left the Ivy WMC and if you sat on the childrens bus without your parents you got 2 shilling. My first glimpse of the sea and fell in love with it. I have lived in Thailand for 10 years now, beside the sea. We moved to Lanchester when I was 8 as did many Burnhopers for more modern housing. I lived on a small Island called Koh Jum with my friend from Lanchester, Raymond Iverson,... Read more

Early Years

Where do start?! I (then Aidan Jackson) moved to Burnhope at the age of 3 in 1944. I lived at 1 Jaw Blades (now demolished) with my grandparents, uncles and mother. I started school at the old infant/junior school in October 1946. Teachers I remember are Miss Kay, Miss Daley, Miss Dowson, Mrs Thompson (formery Miss Pallister - she married during my time there), Mr Harry McWilliams. The head teacher was Miss Elsie Allport. I remember an air raid shelter in the yard. Very happy memories of my childhood in Burnhope. Left Burnhope late 1952 or early 1953 to go to Libya. My father was stationed in the army there. Came back to UK in 1961 for teacher training (at Sunderland) and spent many happy times with my grandmother (Mary Ellen (nana) Forster), who by this time had moved to Fair View. As a point of interest, the wrought iron memorial gates were made by my great grandfather Jonty Forster, blacksmith at Burnhope Colliery. I can remember the railway which crossed at that... Read more

A Little Girls War

My memories are very clear of being ten years old and attending Burnhope Primary School. While I didn't realise it at the time, every teacher was brilliant. Miss Mary Dowson taught me in my last year at that school and eighteen of the kids, that year, passed the 11 Plus and off we went to change the world. Park Methodist Chapel was where we were taught religion and most families spent a good part of the week there as Brownies, Guides Mothers Union etc.Maybe because the bus service was unreliable and petrol was ratiioned it was agood idea not to leave the village in the evening - you might not get back. I left home when I was 18 to do nurse training and eventually returned to marry in the chapel and again to have my daughter baptised.

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Burnhope is a nice place to live because it is and quiet. Among us are some of the richest and poorest people (including childrens auther Terry Deery).

County Durham memories

The Rosekilly's Malton Colliery

My mother was Ellen Rosekilly, she was born at Malton Colliery in May 1906, she was one of a large family. Her brothers worked down the pit. One by one they left and moved on. My Aunt Louisa continued to live there right up until the pit was closed and she was rehoused in Lanchester.I as child during the Second World War was evacuated from London to my aunts in Malton to escape the bombings. I went to the little school at the colliery with its two classrooms and small playground and spent many months there. I was able to look at the cornfield behind the school and be in a peaceful place. I can remember the big coke ovens, how we as children used to sit and watch the men empty the big coke ovens and hose the red hot coke to cool it. We used after school wander around and when the blackberries were ripe we would go up the Whinney as it was known and pick... Read more

I Lived There

My father, Chris Clarke, was catering officer with N C B. His office was in Stanley. Mum Gladys Brother Norman Myself Colin lived in official houses at far end for a few years.

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