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Post  Guest on 2013-06-26, 1:05 pm

Not the cities like Sunderland Newcastle and Durham, but the towns, what are they famous for, or anyone famous from them.

I ask because today is Eric Gates 55th birthday, and he was born in Ferryhill, now that is a place i've never been to or know anything about.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-26, 1:12 pm

commachio wrote:Not the cities like Sunderland Newcastle and Durham, but the towns, what are they famous for, or anyone famous from them.

I ask because today is Eric Gates 55th birthday, and he was born in Ferryhill, now that is a place i've never been to or know anything about.

I live about 4 miles from Ferry Hill and can confirm you are missing little commo

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Post  Siddall on 2013-06-26, 1:42 pm

I always thought of Ferryhill as a village, I've only (like many I guess) passed through...never stopped.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-26, 2:02 pm

I would say its a large village, Spennymoor, Stanley, Consett. Bishop Auckland I would call towns

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-26, 2:07 pm

Ferryhill is a town in south-central County Durham, England, with a population of around 11,651 people, making it the 8th biggest town in the County. It is in the Durham County Unitary area. The town grew in the nineteenth century and very rapidly in the 1900s around the coal mining industry. The last mine closed in 1968.
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Post  Guest on 2013-06-26, 2:26 pm

Stanley is famous for being a one street shit hole but it's my shit hole.
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Post  Guest on 2013-06-27, 1:25 am

Frosterley for fine quality lead.
West Auckland for winning the Rington's World Cup.
Bishop Auckland for winning three consecutive FA Amateur Cups.
Craster in Northumberland is where the kipper was invented.
Alston was the highest market town in England until it stopped having a market around 1960.
Jarrow for the march.
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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2013-06-27, 3:09 am

Billy D wrote:Stanley is famous for being a one street shit hole but it's my shit hole.

I've missed your humour ten

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-27, 11:00 am

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Billy D wrote:Stanley is famous for being a one street shit hole but it's my shit hole.

I've missed your humour  ten
Well it's not literally my shit hole Kiwi, that's between my bot cheeks but you get the drift.
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Post  MrRAWhite on 2013-06-27, 2:55 pm

Seaham is a town that was built around the coal industry, but since the pits have closed, the sea front of Seaham has now been transformed into a very pleasant area to visit..The port of Seaham is doing very well too, and some of the new housing developments are first class..

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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-27, 3:41 pm

MrRAWhite wrote:Seaham is a town that was built around the coal industry, but since the pits have closed, the sea front of Seaham has now been transformed into a very pleasant area to visit..The port of Seaham is doing very well too, and some of the new housing developments are first class..

Not been there for years, may take a trip down.

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-27, 10:21 pm

I always liked the name `PITY ME` not been there for thirty years, but at the time could understand how the name came about. although I dont know how it became so named. no offence to the folk of `PITY ME` intended, just always liked the name.
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Post  Guest on 2013-06-27, 10:23 pm

billofengland wrote:I always liked the name `PITY ME` not been there for thirty years, but at the time could understand how the name came about. although I dont know how it became so named. no offence to the folk of `PITY ME` intended, just always liked the name.
A bit like No Place near Beamish?
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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-27, 10:27 pm

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billofengland wrote:I always liked the name `PITY ME` not been there for thirty years, but at the time could understand how the name came about. although I dont know how it became so named. no offence to the folk of `PITY ME` intended, just always liked the name.
A bit like No Place near Beamish?

only a council could change the name to cooperative terrace

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billofengland wrote:I always liked the name `PITY ME` not been there for thirty years, but at the time could understand how the name came about. although I dont know how it became so named. no offence to the folk of `PITY ME` intended, just always liked the name.
A bit like No Place near Beamish?

only a council could change the name to cooperative terrace
True & we have a street in South Stanley called Karl Marx Terrace & Lenin Terrace.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-28, 6:07 am

are they the ones with the red doors

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Post  Vincemac on 2013-06-28, 8:15 am

cyprussyd wrote:are they the ones with the red doors
well Syd weall know where wedy Craig was born same place as me and sir bobby robson sacriston
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Post  Guest on 2013-06-28, 10:17 am

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well Syd weall know where wedy Craig was born same place as me and sir bobby robson sacriston

I didn't know Wendy Craig was born at Sacriston, Vince. I always liked that programme she did called 'Butterfiles'. It managed to be funny whilst being about a rather sad middle-of-the-road married lady, who had the opportunity for a bit of 'adventure', hadn't the nerve, and ended up forever wondering what if ... It only ran for 25 minutes so I always watched it.
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Post  Silvers on 2013-06-28, 10:31 am

Sacriston had a couple of buildings with red lights in the windie.

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Post  Guest on 2013-06-28, 10:43 am

Has anyone come across Tommy Armstrong, 'The Pitman's Poet' (1848 - 1920)?  He was born at Shotley Bridge.  Alan Price usually did one of his songs, 'The Trimdon Grange Explosion' in his concerts.  He also wrote 'The Durham Lockout', which was sung at weekends around the pubs of Newcastle and Sunderland to raise a few coppers for support of the strike.

                     "In wor Durham County, I'm sorry for to say.
                      That hunger and starvation is increasing every day.
                      For want of food and coals, we know not what to do,
                      But with your kind assistance, we'll stand the struggle through."

See. : http://www.pitmanpoet.derwentside.org.uk/TommyArmstrong/TommyArmstrong.htm
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Post  Vincemac on 2013-06-28, 11:57 am

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well Syd weall know where wedy Craig was born same place as me and sir bobby robson sacriston

I didn't know Wendy Craig was born at Sacriston, Vince.  I always liked that programme she did called 'Butterfiles'.  It managed to be funny whilst being about a rather sad middle-of-the-road married lady, who had the opportunity for a bit of 'adventure', hadn't the nerve, and ended up forever wondering what if  ...  It only ran for 25 minutes so I always watched it.
yeh she came from a wealthy family she left in the early 60s and has had. Good tv sit com career
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Post  Silvers on 2013-06-28, 12:09 pm

Wendy Richard was born in Middlesbrough
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Post  cyprussyd on 2013-06-28, 12:34 pm

silvers wrote:Wendy Richard was born in Middlesbrough


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Post  Silvers on 2013-06-28, 2:16 pm

explains a lot...
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