Birmingham is famous for its waterways, the Bull Ring shopping centre, (now rebuilt and rebranded as Bullring), and the Gravelly Hill interchange nicknamed Spaghetti Junction.Continue reading “Birmingham In The West Midlands”
Consett was one of Britain’s most prominent steel-making towns, and the industry’s loss during the 1980s is still at the forefront of the community’s identity today.Continue reading “Consett, A Town In County Durham”
The small, former mining village of Craghead, located close to the town of Stanley, still retains its colliery brass band.Continue reading “Craghead, A Village In County Durham”
Stoke-On-Trent became a city in 1910 by amalgamating 6 Staffordshire towns. Internationally renowned for its pottery trade, the city is commonly called the Potteries. As manufacturing declined, footage moves its focus across to the daily lives and leisure of the city’s local residents.Continue reading “Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire”
The market town of Leek is in the English county of Staffordshire. It’s about 10 miles (or 16 kilometres) north east of Stoke-on-Trent, next to the River Churnet, and has easy access to excellent walking terrain in the Peak District National Park.Continue reading “Leek: Local History In Old Photos & Film”
Darlington, a large market town in County Durham, is widely and affectionately referred to as ‘Darlo’ by the local community.
In the 1920s the town’s railways saw both a Royal Visit and later several terrible train collisions.Continue reading “Darlington, County Durham”
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.
- Is Durham A County or A City?
- What Is County Durham Famous For?
- What Towns, Cities, And Villages Are In County Durham?
- Durham Local History Facebook Pages And Groups
- Local History Societies And Resources In County Durham