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

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

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. ...Read full memory