Willington, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Listers Of Willington

My mother told me about her great-uncle who was schoolmaster at Willington during 1850's,'60's or '70's before moving on to a school at Tudhoe. He was John Lister and his wife was Sarah Lister. Are there any Coates or Lister families still there?

A memory of Willington by Jenny Lister

Doubt The Year (Maybe 60)

Beside the end house was a single path. The house was occupied by Tommy Jewell I was in the same class as his daughter Pat. Next door was George Smailes the school master who was secretary for Willington when they won the Amateur cup. Frank Smailes was a good centre forward and played for Northern League clubs.

Willington.Co. Durham.

I was brought up by my parents, Tom and Norah Hill in Willington, along with my 5 siblings. We moved from North Terrace to Brown Avenue on Dene Estate. I often went to play on the swings and top-hat just outside the Miners Welfare Hall. Sometimes I would sit and watch the men play bowls on the green, or the tennis ...Read full memory