Hamsterley, Durham (near Crook)
Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Hamsterley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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I was born in Bishop Auckland in August 1941 and brought home to Bleakhouse,which was at the Cross Keys end of the village. My grandad,Mr Jolly was certainly a customer at the Cross Keys. I remember Bleakhouse being on its own in a field, with a well or spring. Does anyone remember Bleakhouse? We lived with my (...Read full memory)
James Halstead Nutter was a Headmaster of Cockfield School, in the early 20thC, certainly after WW1. He was my Grandmother's cousin. I wonder if anyone alive today has any memories of him. If so, I would love to hear from them. What might not be known is that James received the Military Medal with Bar for (...Read full memory)