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NB: The Washington History Society has no responsibility for the content on other websites  Excellent and growing collection of historic photographs and stories, exclusively about Washington A project to scan and upload 120,000 historic photographs of the North East from the Ward Philipson collection, now on flikr  The most comprehensive recording of names listed on North East World War One memorial sites.  This site covers mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY).  The recording of World War 1 casualties from Washington by the Wessington U3A War Memorials Group  A First World War centenary project slinking archives, objects and sites that survive today and uncover new stories about local communities 100 years ago.

 Our Village | WVIB ( Washington In Bloom- a voluntary group who maintain the flower beds and scrubs in Washington Village The North East Labour History Society is Britain’s oldest regional labour history society. It is dedicated to the study of working people’s history in the region, particularly during the modern period.

It includes some fascinating oral histories including those of Usworth miner Jim Tatters (1921 to 2013) http:// Jim is extensively quote in  Don Watson: Squatting in Britain, 1945-1955. Housing, Politics and Direct Action  2016, a paperback available from the North East Labour History Society   A comprehensive history of the Fatfield and Riverside areas of Washington  A content rich site for the North East from Northumberland to Yorkshire, covering Arts and Culture, Heritage and History, places to visit and stay, and the people of the region

Collections | Wellcome Collection Search with 'Chester le Street Rural District Council' for Medical Officer reports from 1987 to 1971 (including the Washington area up to 1922), and 'Washington Urban District Council for reports from 1925 to 1972

HISTORY (  The parish website of Holy Trinity Washington that includes details of services, a history of the church and a listing of graves in the church graveyard

St Georges Church Washington parish of Fatfield Home Page (  The parish website of St Georges Fatfield, showing their services and  activities the community. It includes links to an excellent database of burials in the graveyard of the church Interactive Churchyard Map - ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (

Holy Trinity Churchyard in Usworth, Tyne and Wear - Find a Grave Cemetery 1803 records
Holy Trinity Churchyard in Washington, Tyne and Wear - Find a Grave Cemetery  386 records
Holy Trinity Churchyard in Washington, Tyne and Wear - Find a Grave Cemetery  125 records
Our Blessed Lady Immaculate RC Churchyard in Washington, Tyne and Wear - Find a Grave Cemetery  36 records
St. George's Churchyard in Fatfield, Tyne and Wear - Find a Grave Cemetery  602 records

northeastlore – Celebrating the Rich Heritage of North East England A series of articles and blogs about North East history

LOOK-BACK-IN-WONDER-by-William-Cowan.pdf  A fascinating history of 'disaster' glassware of the North East, including those marking the Washington pit disaster of 1851, the Usworth disaster of 1885 and the Glebe disaster of 1908

Wilcuma – Anglo-Saxon – English Heritage A site that catalogues the English Anglo Saxon period, including histories of individual counties such as Durham and Northumberland. Click on the 'After 1066' tab

Pictures in Print - Home page ( Maps and topographical prints of County Durham created before 1860 held by Durham University Library, Durham County Library, Durham Cathedral Library, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland City Library and the British Library

North East England History | North East Heritage Library | England A grassroots project to modernise local history and provide a free and accessible resource for everyone


Many of the above have Facebook pages but there are stand alone pages that have great heritage content

History Of Washington, Tyne And Wear

Original Washington Folk.

Memories of Brady Square

Washington tyne & wear

Hetton Colliery Railway 200