2009 UPDATES    2008 UPDATES

 

 

DECEMBER 2008

 

Seaham /  Mill Inn area 30th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Various streets 30th Dec-08

update

NNew experimental theaded book 30th Dec-08

New

New experimental Guest Book 30th Dec-08

New

Blackhall 27th Dec-08

update

Horden Town 27th Dec-08

update

Sunderland/River 26th Dec-08

update

Sunderland/Seaburn 26th Dec-08

update

Seaham/Shops 26th Dec-08

update

Shoebox/Marion Johnson 26th Dec-08

New

Shoebox/Brain slee 26th Dec-08

update

Seaham / North Terrace Panorama 25th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Groups and workers 25th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Dawdon Colliery 23rd Dec-08

update

Seaham / 1870 panorama 23rd Dec-08

New

Seaham / Docks/ Reliant Model 20th Dec-08

New

BLACKHALL 6th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Dawdon 6th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Dalton le Dale Village 6th Dec-08

update

Seaham / Bottleworks 6th Dec-08

update

 

 

It is with regret that we tell you of the  recent death of Eric Shevels. A long time member of  Seaham Family History Group and our more recent informal Seaham History Group, Eric was a gentleman, a wonderful, quiet, friendly man with a great sense of humour and a vast knowledge of the history of our town. We will miss you Eric.
Dave Angus, Brian Slee and all at SHG

I first met Eric through the Seaham Family History Group. Eric was always eager to help with any matters relating to local and family history, willing to share information and listen to other's thoughts with an ever open mind. We would often sit with the map book at both the family history group and our Tuesday get-together in New Seaham Conservative  Club, where he would put me right, always with a smile though sometimes the discussion might drag on a while! At the end of our sessions we would make our way home in a happy and friendly manner.
He will be sadly missed by both groups. Rest in Peace my Friend. Brian Scollen
 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2008

 
Shoebox / Fred Gleghorn 23rd Nov-08

update

Seaham / Families --Prudhoe 23rd Nov-08

New

Seaham / Beaches 16th Nov-08

update

Seaham Streets / Various 16th Nov-08

update

Seaham Streets / Central area 9th Nov-08

update

Shoebox / Fred Gleghorn 9th Nov-08

update

Churches 8th Nov-08

update

Groups and workers 8th Nov-08

update

Blackhall 2nd Nov-08

New

C.A Smith Articles 2nd Nov-08

New

OCTOBER 2008

SEAHAM

Aerials Modern 26th-oct

update

Please get in touch, comments, articles, photographs, anything and everything is welcome. Use the Guestbook, Forum or Email direct.... info@east-durham.co.uk

All emails answered and free help given with your family history research (Seaham).

Would you be willing to help with family history queries for towns other than Seaham.

 

Seaham Colliery 26th-oct

New

Londonderry Railways 26th-oct

New

Various Streets 26th-oct

update

SHOEBOX

Shoebox/ Fred Gleghorn

26th-oct

update

Shoebox/ Brian Slee 25th-oct

update

SUNDERLAND

Sunderland Town Centre 19th-oct

update

SEAHAM

Aerial Photograph of Central Area 1928. 19th-oct

New

Various streets 18th-oct

update

Seaton 12th-oct

update

Railways 12th-oct

update

Seaham Beach 12th-oct

update

VARIOUS TOWNS

Various Towns 12th-oct

update

SUNDERLAND

Sunderland river 12th-oct

update

SEAHAM SHOEBOX

Shoebox/ Lucy Taylor

12th-oct

update

Shoebox/ Fred Gleghorn

12th-oct

update

SUNDERLAND

Sunderland East End 12th-oct

update

Sunderland Town Centre 12th-oct

update

WEB STAT, the Visitor Counter on our Home Page no longer reflects the number of visitors to our site so has been removed. A freebie, it only counted visitors who entered the site via the Home Page and totally ignored everyone else. Our internal stat, however, counts sessions (unique visits to the site) and as most of our visitors are now bypassing the Home Page and coming in on their preferred section, it gives a realistic count. Unfortunately there is no facility to make this count visible so in future we will update a visitor total, weekly, on the News and Development and Home pages.

The current visitor total since Jan 9th 2008 as of midnight Oct 9th 2008 is 68,418, an average of 246 per day.
Visitors have been recorded from 109 countries and at least 40 US states.

SEAHAM

Dawdon Colliery 10-0ct-08

update

Dawdon Colliery underground 10-0ct-08

update

New Photographs published to the shoebox 10-0ct-08

update

Additions to TIMELINE, also, typos, seriously bad English and good old fashioned errors corrected.

09-oct-08

update

A COMPLETE LIST OF SEAHAM PUBS, information and dates added 09-oct-08

update

SEPTEMBER 08

Seaham Timeline 28th-sep 08 New

SOUTH SHIELDS

South Shields 21-sep-08 New

There are now 2512 pictures on this site

MURTON

Murton 21-sep-08 update

HOUGHTON

Houghton le Spring 21-sep-08 update

EASINGTON

Easington 21-sep-08 update

NEWCASTLE

Newcastle general pictures 21-sep-08 update

SEAHAM MODEL 1864

Seaham Model 1864

87 photographs of an extremely accurate and detailed model of Seaham in 1864. This model is currently on display in Seaham Library though because of lack of space it is hung on a wall and in its vertical position is difficult to relate to. If you have any questions about Seaham 144 years ago then the answers are probably here. Captions are very basic but information will be added in the next week or two as time allows

6th Sep

New

 

AUGUST 08

NEW SECTION

Shoebox 31st Aug New

SUNDERLAND

Seaburn 31st Aug update

 

Hetton 31st Aug

update

Ryhope 29th Aug

update

Hawthorn 29th Aug

update

Hetton 29th Aug

update

Durham City 29th Aug

update

Thornley 26th Aug

update

 

SEAHAM'

Sunderland/East End 23rd Aug update
STREETS/Colliery Streets 22nd Aug

update

Seaham/Railway 21st Aug

update

Seaham/Dock/South Dock Extensions 21st Aug

update

Seaham/Dalton le Dale Church 19th Aug

update

Seaham/The Dene 19th Aug

update

Seaham/various streets 18th Aug

update

Modern photographs/Seaham carnival 2008 17th Aug

New

10th August

update

Wreck of the "Lovely Nelly" 1861 9t August

New

July 2008

A COMPLETE LIST OF SEAHAM PUBS 1830-2008 29th July

New

GENEALOGY

Genealogy 25th July

New

Coming soon, photographs of all gravestones or memorials and records whether in the UK or Europe of all Seaham folk killed serving during WW1. Also records of all those who survived, this wonderful facility will come courtesy of John and Kathleen Anderson

 

SEAHAM

Dock storm 20th July 09:30

New

SUNDERLAND

East end 16th July 07:00 update

SEAHAM

     
South dock 13th July 11:00

update

Ships 13th July 11:00

update

Docks from the south 13th July 11:00

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North dock 12th July 07:00

update

Ships 12th July 07:00

update

Dock regulations 1876 7th July 19:00

New

Histories / Wildfowling 1876 6th July 11:20

New

Aerials modern 6th July 08:20

update

Londonderry railways 5th July 07:45

New

Volunteers / Brigade / Officers 1911/Officers 1890 4th July 22:40

New

WW1 Roll of Honour 1st July 20:40

New

Lifeboats 1st July 20:40

update

Almost all of the modern aerial photographs on this site are here courtesy of Robert Hunter www.northeastenglandfromtheair.co.uk .

On his site you will find aerial photographs of Seaham, County Durham towns and villages, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Chester le St, Hartlepool,  Whitby and Northumberland.
Prints can be purchased from Robert and also a superb book of 25 aerial photographs of Seaham.

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June 2008

History /C A Smith articles  Schools 28th June 22:45

 New

 

SUNDERLAND

East End 27th June 17:00

update

 

SEAHAM

Histories/ A Colliers logbook 25th June 20:00

New

 

VARIOUS TOWNS

The Herrington's 25th June 20:00

update

     

SEAHAM

Seaham/Docks/Staithes 22nd June 18:45

New

Miscellaneous 17th June  07:20

update

Engravings 16th June  23:00

update

Town council 16th June 21:44

update

Would you like to help out on the site? Research captions for site photographs of your town,
Send in photographs which may interest other visitors,or just reminisce.
It would be great to hear from you, with your help we can make a good site great.
 

SUNDERLAND

Town centre 16th June  23:00

update

Our GUESTBOOK has been moved to a new location, it is now much faster and more convenient.
 

NEWCASTLE

Newcastle 15th June  02:00 update

 

SEAHAM

Seaham Colliery 14th June 22:00 update
Our FORUM has been moved to to a new and faster server.You should now see much quicker response times when viewing or posting.


CHURCHES

Churches 13th June  23:00 update
NOT NEW but just in case you missed it. Have you read "Up the Ladder" in the SEAHAM/HISTORY section?
 
This is the most amazing read, a brilliant description of life in a mining village at the turn of the century.
If you don't like reading off a screen it will print. You won't be able to put it down, guaranteed.
Let us know what you think about it.

 

SUNDERLAND

Town centre 13th June  23:00  

 

LINKS

Links 10th June 18:20 update

 

SEAHAM HISTORY

Pits & Pitmen 9th June 23:30

new

 

SEAHAM

Dawdon 8th June 21:15 update
Dawdon Colliery underground 8th June 21:35 update

EASINGTON

Easington 8th June 08:00 update

 

MURTON

Murton 6th June 23:00 update

HOUGHTON

Houghton 6th June 23:00 update

 

HORDEN COLLIERY

Horden Colliery 1st June 10:30 New
     

AERIALS MODERN

Aerials modern 1st June 10:30 Updated
     

SEABURN

Seaburn 1st June 10:30 Updated
     

 

May 2008

VARIOUS TOWNS

Various towns 29th May 22:00 updated
     

 

WASHINGTON

Washington 29th May 22:00 New category
     

HORDEN

Horden 27th May 07:00 New category
     

SEAHAM

Churches 18th May  07:50  
Town council 1911 17th May  23:50  New Category
Docks general   13th May  07:00
Groups and workers: 5th   May   02:20
Maps   5th   May   02:20
Seaton 6th   May   00:21
Seaham hall 6th   May   06:20
   

 

SUNDERLAND

All Captions courtesy of Len Charlton

   
Seaburn 17th May 14:00
Fulwell 15th May 14:00
Southwick 17th May 14:00
Town centre 17th May 14:00
Deptford 15th May 19:00
Transport 15th May 19:00

 

NEWCASTLE

Newcastle 17th May 14:00
   
   

 

 

April 2008

 
In the last month or so new pictures have been added to 19 sections....
 
SEAHAM
              Neighbourhood football teams c 1979
              Railways
              Volunteers
              North Terrace & Green
              Shops
              Church Street
              Bottleworks
              Dawdon
              Silver Jubilee street parties 1977.see the list on the left
and a fantastic video "Huge Waves at Seaham"
 
TOWNS OTHER THAN SEAHAM
              Thornley
              Sunderland (River)
              Sunderland (East End)
              Sunderland (Town Centre)
              Murton
              Ryhope and Silksworth
              Houghton le Spring
              Hetton
              Durham City
              Easington
 

 


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