Stanley Crook is a tiny rural village which used to have two collieries. It is not to be confused with the town of Stanley, 12 miles away.Continue reading “Stanley Crook, County Durham”
Fishburn Colliery throughout the 20th century was a community of miners, coke workers, and associated industry. Today just a busy road disturbs the peace of this small and quiet village.Continue reading “Fishburn Colliery Village, County Durham”
The term Durham can refer to both the city and the county. But this small University city dominated by a Norman Cathedral and castle has its own distinct history and character from the wider county.Continue reading “Durham City, In County Durham”
Videos of the local history of County Durham, in the North East of England, reflect its proud heritage as the engine behind the Industrial Revolution.
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Sidcup is in the historic County of Kent, but today forms part of the London Borough of Bexley. Called Cetecopp in 1254, its original name meant ‘fold in a hill’.
Today it’s home to top drama schools Bird College and Rose Bruford College. The area has fast and easy access into Central London, being only 11 miles from Charing Cross.Continue reading “Sidcup, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
Rochester lost its 800-year-old city status in 1998 by what may have been an administrative oversight. Thankfully, the Norman Castle and Cathedral still remain!Continue reading “Rochester, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
Margate’s sandy beaches made it popular with holidaymakers throughout much of the 20th century. Both visitors and residents enjoyed the amusement parks and this is reflected in the many home videos taken.
Trouble first appeared in the 1960s, with infamous tension between the mods and rockers. From the 1980s onwards foreign holidays drew away many of the visitors and both the town and amusement park have experienced difficult times.Continue reading “Margate, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
The county of Kent, meeting Greater London’s South East border on one side and enjoying over 350 miles of coastline on the other, has a notable and rich history.Continue reading “Kent, A County In England”
Burton upon Trent, is a market town in East Staffordshire, also known as Burton on Trent, Burton-on-Trent, or even simply as Burton. It’s now home to the National Brewery Centre, building on its fame as a brewery town.Continue reading “Burton Upon Trent Old Photos And Film”
Videos of the city of Stafford and the County of Staffordshire reflect the changing nature of this part of the West Midlands in the UK.Continue reading “Staffordshire, a County In England”