My friend, Shiela Thompson, lived in a cottage at Burdon. Her father used to work on Burdon farm, he must have been a labourer as I remember him always working. My brother and myself used to cycle up to the farm on a weekend and spend many a happy hour throwing ourselves out of the hayloft hatch at the top and onto the loose ...Read full memory
I am looking for information about my grandparents Thomas and Margaret Riley. They lived on Henry Street in Seaham in the early 1900s but later lived in Ryhope on 31 Burden, where my grandfather and many of his seven sons were miners. My mother, Anne, recently died. I do hope someone can help me with information. There were 7 sons and 3 daughters.
Training Pit Ponies at Ryhope Oxclose was a row of 5 terraced houses owned by the Colliery and located at the top of the lane which passed the eastern side of the Cricket field. At the Western end of 5 terraced houses there was a large hay barn and to the North and West of the terrace, a long L shaped set ...Read full memory