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Durham, Byers Green, Old folks party in the Picture Hall -
This picture taken in the old picture hall (which was sited just
above the bottom chapel) was taken in the very early 1950's and
shows many of the older folk attending a Christmas Party at that
Many people from Byers Green will recognise numerous faces and
some will readily know the names of several of those who enjoyed
Durham, Byers Green, Empire Day 1916 - In the First World War,
support for our sailors and soldiers came from even the youngest
Green's community as this certificate which was presented to Nora
Storey on Empire Day, 12th May 1916. Nora was then aged only 6 years,
and no doubt received help from her parents in supporting the war
effort, but such a beautiful acknowledgement (now preserved in the
family bible) demonstrates the universal belief and comradeship which
most clearly existed at that time.
In later years Nora met and married Alec Tervit who served in the
Second World War.
Photos of Byers Green (Page II) in the County of Durham, England,
United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Photos of Byers Green (Page II) in the County of Durham in England.
Durham, Byers Green, Booths Stores.
Many of the pictures on this page are kindly shared
with us from the collection of Mrs Eileen Nutter,
who hopes that this picture of 'Booth's Stores' will stir the memories
of many older Byers Greeners.
The precise date that the picture was taken is unknown, but nonetheless
the photograph will be of immense interest, and bring back
memories of this bygone era when tea could be bought for one
sixpence a pound (equates to 7.5 pence per pound).
Durham, Byers Green, Water Carnival in 1908.
Not many people will know that Byers Green used to hold a Water
Carnival but, as this collection of photographs donated by Eileen
Nutter (nee Goundry) clearly demonstrates, dozens of villagers
participated in all kinds of water based sports on a fine Summers
day in 1908.
Some might be aware that opposite the lane leading down to the
River Wear there used to be a cottage - this location also being
where a very small rowing ferry would offer transport across the
river, perhaps used mainly by miners who worked at the pits at
Brancepetrh and Page Bank.
Trevor Storey can remember his Father pointing to some rotting
stumps sticking up from the river bed in the 1950's and telling
him that in addition to the ferry there was once also some form
of a bridge over the river at this point. Included in this collection
is a fine picture of a group of children posing on the bridge -
albeit it is noted as a temporary bridge.
Can anyone else add to this unique collection of photographs which
will captivate the interest of anyone who has connections with
the village ?.
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Durham, Byers Green, Cenotaph unveiling in the 1920's - like all
towns, villages and cities throughout the United Kingdom, Byers Green
erected a permanent memorial to those who had paid the ultimate
price in the Great War. These memorials were erected all over the
U.K., and most of these were unveiled in the early 1920's.