Old Maps of Great Smeaton

Historic Maps of Great Smeaton and the local area.

Memories of Great Smeaton

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A little bit of history about the Black Bull. My GGG Grandfather Thomas Banks (1791-1869) was the inn keeper during the 1850's and possibly for a short period before that. He also ran the slaughterhouse and the butchery business behind the pub which is referred to by Malcolm in his memory. Thomas died in (...Read full memory)

In this picture I lived in the house with the porch sticking out, just past the pub THE BLACK BULL (white building). Up the side of my house, or country cottage as it was termed, was a slaughter house at the back.  I worked in Patons & Baldwins in Darlington textile mill as a woolsorter. Malcolm