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Shotton Colliery maps

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

Shotton Colliery photos

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

Wheatley Hill| Thornley| Peterlee| Easington| Wingate| Castle Eden| Horden| Easington Colliery| Sherburn Hill| Easington Lane| Blackhall Colliery| Sherburn| Seaham| Coxhoe| Finchale Priory

Shotton Colliery area books

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Memories of Shotton Colliery

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Born in Friar Street 1945

I was born in my grandma's house at 9 Friar Street, but my parents and myself lived in an upstairs flat behind Jack the barbers and Susie Greener's shop until I was 2. We then became very posh when we moved into a brand new house in Crossfield Crescent (the prefabs). These houses were intended to last for 10 years, but 67 years later they are still standing. I have happy memories of Shotton Infants, Junior Girls and A J Dawsons Grammar School. I now live in Durham and have just retired from nursing. Marie Owens nee Mckenna


Anyone wanting some info on Shotton Colliery, join facebook and type Shotton Colliery (I live or have lived there) you will get all the craic past and present on there, cheers Dave

Happy Childhood in Shotton Colliery

I lived in Dene Street, went to infant school in Queen St. Had a great time playing in the Dene, also going behind the pit with my dad, training our greyhound which raced at Wheatley Hill Stadium. My father, Bob Cox, worked in the Miners Institute in Dene St where I enjoyed a game of Snooker and Skittles, Happy days.

Terrible Place

I lived and went to school in Shotton Colliery, and hated the place. Luckily I realised that living there was not for me, so at the age of 16 I joined the RAF and was posted to Wiltshire, clean air, beautiful rolling downs, a white horse carved in the hillside, I thought I was in heaven... On top of that, the RAF gave me a trade and improved my education as opposed to the sadists I encounted at Shotton Primary, I still shiver when I think of Mr Murray (and I'm 76 years old!). One thing I will never understand is why my father Ted Falcus chose to live and work there, as he was a top gardener and could grow anything, winning countless shows at the Comrades Club. I am sure he could have got a job in the warmer south doing something he enjoyed (maybe it was the beer in the Club!). As a final note, my grandaughter Ellie living in Redlands, CA, USA, has a wonderful soprano... Read more

Wesleyan Chapel Row

My paternal Grandmother, Amelia Bedford, married Paul Tennant of 1 Wesleyan Chapel Row in 1915 after her first husband died.
I can't find Wesleyan Chapel Row on a map of Shotton Colliery; does it still exist?

Visited as A Young Girl

My father Douglas was born here to Malcolm H McCullough and Jennie Woodifield Etherington McCullough. He worked in the mine and remembers riding the pit ponies. They were racing and he fell off one and scarred his eyebrow. I don't know what date that was. I was brought here in the late 50s and/or early 60s but I've lost touch with all those relatives.

County Durham memories

Little School And The Little Shop on The Corner And The Little Chapple on The Corner

Hi, my name is Shirley Stoke. I have lots of lovely little memories of living in Haswell, I have a really good memory. I used to live in Church Street. I loved the school across the road from my house and when I used to go to chapel on the corner. I can also remember I used to play with a little girl that used to live up on the hill among the trees in that big house right at the top, and she had lots of little chocolate eggs that she used to put along the window sill and they used to melt when the sun come out. I can also remember lying in bed on a night and listening for the big trucks coming through Haswel to the slaughter house and I can hear all the poor little animals getting shot - sorry but that's some of my memories, but they were good memories no matter what. I just love my home, town's my roots as they say.... Read more

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