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Durham, Byers Green, High Street
Durham, Byers Green, Parish Church
Durham, Byers Green, High Street
Photos of Byers Green in the County of Durham, England, United
Kingdom of Great Britain.
Photos of Byers Green in the County of Durham in England.
Durham, Byers Green, Bus Trip to Scotland in 1956.
The above image of people from Byers Green is kindly shared with
us from the collection of Mr Trevor Storey.
The picture was taken on a bus trip to Scotland, as they were
approaching Balloch. Trevor believes that the building in
may be the
one of numerous
organised by Trevor's father Mr George Storey - using Shaws Bus
- 'Bonny Heather'.
Others known in the photo are:-
Boy at front playing bagpipes
- Trevor Storey
Tallest girl in white to the left of Trevor - Sally Stephenson
Girl with her eyes down - Valerie Coates (Trevor's cousin)
Boy to the left of Valerie - Billy Shaw (Trevor's friend)
Lady behind me and slightly to the right - Maggie Coates (Trevor's
Lady to right of Maggie Coates in grey jacket with brooch - Edna
Storey (Trevor's Mother)
Man looking out of bus door - Billy Shaw Senior (the driver for
Lady directly beneath RH edge of door - Mabel Shaw
Man at the back in the centre (with hair parting) - George Storey
Man in back row second from left - Jack Lynn
Man middle row second from left (open necked shirt) - Alan Todd
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Durham, Byers Green United - winners of the Auckland Nursing Cup
Durham, Byers Green Football Team, Cup Winners 1942-43. - Another
Byers Green Football Cup Winners picture, this time 1942 - 43. The
only person identified at this stage is 'George Storey' at the back
LHS with the parting. Some villagers upon viewing this picture might
be able to name other players - if they can let Valerie Cummings
in the village know it would be warmly appreciated.
This picture is of Joe Coates - commonly known as 'Coatie' and an
excellent gardener. He always had time for the bairns and this photo
of him making pot pie ladies for us on the Sunday School Trip well
Joe's first ever job is interesting to reflect on. In the early days
(before Robinson's lorries did the job) coal was horse drawn from
Brancepeth Colliery to Byers Green. It was a simple enough job -
that is until the poor old horse had to pull the cart up the long
and very steep Jubilee Bank.
This is where Joe came in. He was stationed at the bottom of the
hill and was in charge of a very powerful gallower which would be
linked up in front of the horse that was pulling the cart. Together
the horses could manage to drag the heavy load up the hill.
Upon successfully getting the load to the top Joe and his gallower
would un-hitch and then return to the bottom to wait for the next
cart to come along.
The process was called 'tracing' with Joe's horse being the 'tracer'
Durham, Byers Green, Gladys and Lesley Waters in the Lakes in 1950
- Lesley probably had the most important job in Byers Green.
Long before people had flush toilets, Lesley, along with Bobby Rhodes,
would clear out the earth closets using a shovel. As flush toilets
became the 'in thing' then Lesley and Bobby changed to emptying those
new fangled dustbins.
They used a horse drawn cart and always were seen with smiles on
their faces. They were incredible much loved characters, the friends
of everyone in the village and did their job with never a moan.
The above images of Byers Green are again courtesy of Mr. Trevor