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Guestbook Messages 2015/16
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Monday 3rd October 2016 at 7.00pm
Name: Grace Tunny
Cinnamon Drive, Trimdon Station is the worst place to live. The people are middle class wannabes with no class standards. The children are allowed to on mass hang around like thugs. They are rude, disrespectful and if they reflect the family and school standards of the area are appalling. Children regularly eat on the streets, leave litter, ride bikes without helmets across roads without any sign of road sense. The language is appalling and the general loudness and inappropriateness. They play on private drives that are not there’s, throw balls, stones, bottles; climb fences, kick balls at each other, cars, animals etc.
The parents are tucked up inside their houses with no idea of what their children are up to and if are approached about issues have public screaming matches. The area has plenty of local walks, parks and spaces that parents could utilise however the parents can’t seem to be bothered and allow these children to be a nuisance. Presently a child is walking around he whole estate blowing an instrument at people and as loud as she can! I feel for any poor night worker of families with young children. No regard for socially acceptable behaviour. Such a shame.

Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 7.00pm
Name: Gary Williams
I am just trying to trace a long lost friend Carolyn Grigg, I met Carolyn & her family back in 1987 in Majorca, we stayed in touch for many years and had visited and stayed at the family home in Russell Crescent I think, I remember the family being very friendly and welcoming. Last time we spoke Carolyn was studying in Manchester Uni, teaching I think. As years rolled by we fell out of touch, would be nice to know how she is after all those years. Many Thanks

  • Thursday 13th October 2016 at 6.00pm
    Name: Carolyn Grigg
    Hello Gary Williams. Would love to hear from you again. I’m now Carolyn Smith. 😊

Friday 2nd September 2016 at 3.00pm

Name: Sandra Dukes
Message: Having left Trimdon many years ago I recently found out about the publication of the Trimdon Times. I brought it up online and had a lot of pleasure looking through the various files but when I reached the old school photos section I was amazed to see myself in the middle of the Trimdon Grange Infants School photo, 1952 or 1953. I don’t know if its possible, but if so, I’d love a copy of the photo. I’m guessing the lady who submitted it was originally called Elizabeth Jordon who was in the same class. I’ll certainly keep dipping into the publication now.

Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 9.45am
Name: Keith Rennie
I am trying to trace a Doreen Scott, who lived in Trimdon, the family home was a terraced house which stood on the right at the bottom end of the village, that is when you traveled from the road that led into Sedgfield. I think her father owned a butchers shop at the time, I think she also had a brother. This was 50 years ago. Thanks, Keith Rennie

  • Sunday 1st May 2016
    Name: Rita Blakey
    Keith Rennie asked about Doreen Scott, Trimdon Village. Doreen is my cousin on my dads side (Wardell) she did live in what’s is known as Hillcrest, Trimdon Village when she was living at home with her parents Wilf and Maggie Scott, Maggie was my aunt. Doreen had two brothers George who had the Butchers business in Triimdon Village and Kelloe where he lived and still does,, and Alan who lives in Trimdon Village. All three now in their 70’s. Doreen is now called Smith and lives in Newton Aycliffe.

Thursday 31st December 2015 at 9.15pm

Name: George Robson
Message: Lucy Hovells; just catching up with the “local” news, Congratulations, your Mum and  Dad would have been proud of you

Thursday 31st December 2015 at 9.15pm
Name: George & Anne Robson
Message: Happy New Year to all our friends and family in Trimdon

Thursday 19th November 2015 at 10.15pm
Name: Dawn Meakin
Message: Does anyone have photo’s of a small grocery shop that was at 2 Commercial Street? It is now a florists.

Monday 8th November 2015 at 10.15pm
Name: Renee Taylor Gruitt
Message: My maiden name was Renee Taylor, I was born in Trimdon Station. I lived at 14 Sycamore Crescent, went to Trimdon Modern school at Trimdon Village and left school in1963. Anyone out there remember me, I would love to hear from you

Friday 6th November 2015 at 11.15am
Name: Peter Skelton
Message: To all the people searching for information on family trees; the best place for info is Durham Records Online, http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com
I use this website myself,and it is the most comprehensive site on the web (and cheapest)for researching your Co.Durham families. Good luck in your searching!

Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 1.30pm
Name: Dawn Meakin
Message: Hello I’m researching my family tree and know that my great grandfather John Glaister was in Trimdon in 1901,his parents are Robert Glaister and Alice Gofton if anyone can help with any information regards D Meakin

Monday 26th October 2015 at 2.00apm
Name: Anjali Prasad
Message: John_Anderson_New_ZealandHello there from New Zealand! My name is Anjali Prasad and I am from the tiny island of Fiji, now residing in Wellington. I have been a nurse in this Rest Home for the past 7 years and last week admitted an 80 year old lovely gentleman by the name of John (Jack) Anderson. He has short term memory loss but my word he told me all about his wonderful young life in his village of Trimdon Grange, County Durham. He is still single and is missing his 4 younger brothers who he left behind many years ago in Trimdon. He has no money to visit them but one day I have promised him to reunite him with his family. Hope you could help. I will get more information re: names of his brothers. Thought you may be interested, Bye for now, Anjali

Monday 5th October 2015 at 11pm
Name: Dawn Meakin
Message: I’m researching my family tree and have ancestors who lived in Trimdon. Robert Bell who married Rebecca fricker Barron in 1845,also Robert Bell Jr who married Catherine Hewitison in 1875. John Bell who married Margaret Jane Abbot in 1897. Any help in connection with the family history will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Dawn Meakin

Saturday 5th Sept 2015 at11.00pm
Name: Vanessa Davis
Message: My Great Grandfather Albert John Elvin died in WW1 aged 33. He lived at 4 Dunston St Trimdon Colliery. Married to Jeanie Hartforth Elvin. He was the son of Albert George and Sarah Elvin. Any information please?

  • Friday 9th Oct 2015 at 2pm
    Name: Vanessa Davis
    Thank you for the information regarding my Great Grandad Albert John Elvin. I have seen the memorial with his name on it on the Trimdon Times remembrance photos 2014. My granddad Benjamin Whitley Scott Elvin (Alberts son)came to London as he didn’t want to work down the pits. He was a very successful businessman had his own removals company moving people overseas to Australia, South Africa etc. My granddad died in 1981 of cancer. I wonder how many Elvins are still in Trimdon. Very moving seeing Alberts name on the memorial. I know where his war grave is in France. Grandad never spoke much about his family he was only 3 when his dad died so never knew him. So sad.
  • Thursday 24th Sept 2015 at 10pm
    Name: John Robinson (email address available – please ask)
    Message: I believe that Albert John Elvin was the son of George Albert Elvinand Sarah Terrington, married 1884 Gateshead. I believe they had aboutsix children, 1901 Census shows: Albert John, Ann Elizabeth, George,Samuel, Walter and Evelyn.. George Albert was previously married toMary Weldon, 1879 Tynemouth. George and Mary had a daughter Elizabeth Hannah born in 1880. Elizabeth Hannah married John Morgan in 1889 who were the grandparents of Doris Morgan. Elizabeth Hannah re-married in1942 to David Simms. There is a picture of Elizabeth Hannah and David Simms and a story by Doris Morgan on the Trimdon Times website.

    • Monday 4th April 2016 at 6pm
      Name: Mildred (Welch) Thompson
      Message: Hello John Robinson. I don’t visit the T.T. Site very often and I was pleased to see that you are still contributing information. I still live in France and am reasonably fit and well as is my husband, now in our 80s. I hope you and your wife are also OK. Best. Wishes. Mildred.
  • Sunday 6th Sept 2015 at9.00am
    Name: Peter Skelton
    Vanessa Davis…this may be of interest to you, Marriages, Sunderland
    District – Record Number: 420234.1  Location: Monkwearmouth
    Church: Venerable Bede  Denomination: Anglican
    31 Dec 1904 Albert John Elvin (bachelor, miner), age 19, of 188 Roker Ave, son of Albert George Southgate Elvin (miner) married Jeanie Hartforth Scott (spinster), age 18, of 17 Monk St, daughter of Ebenezer Scott (tailor)
    Witnesses: Anna E. Elvin, Alexander Bruce Scott.
    Taken from Durham Records Online…Hope this is of some help…also this from the CWG commision…

Sunday 26th July 2015 at 9.00pm

Name: V. Woodward
Message: I lived in the Cemetery House in Deaf Hill from 1960 – 1966/67. I can still remember the happy times there as a child.

Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 11.30am
Name: Valerie Slater
Message: Thank you for a lovely site to visit! Thoroughly enjoyed the pics and info 🙂 My ancestors lived in Trimdon so its nice to see where my roots are from 🙂

Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 11.30am
Name: Robert Libbey
Message: well im glad I moved out of trimdon as in the passed I got blamed for any thing and now iv been away it gos to show that other lads are doing stuff like burgs and steeling NOT ME but did I ever get a sorry no so wat ever happens to trimdon happens

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11.00am
Name: Mike Stone
I am looking for any information about my grandfather, Henry Stone who was living in Cooperative terrace Trimdon at the time of the 1911 census. He was a shot firer and presumably worked in one of the local pits. Any information would be much appreciated.

Saturday 28th February 2015 at 6.30pm
Name: Elsie Nicol

Message: Has anyone got a photo of the 1948/49 Trimdon Grange School Football Team?

Friday 30th January 2015 at 3.50pm
Name: Bobby
Message: The fire station in the Grange was at the bottom of Peel Avenue next to the farm house. Peel Avenue is the first street on the left coming from the Colliery. A new farm house was built on the other side of the road which was part of Jack Robsons orchard. The fire station was pulled down a long time before the new farm house was built. Bobby, Sedgefield

Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 1.00pm
Name: Christine Fellows
Message: Hi,my husband Paul went out for a walk on the 21st January in the trees at the back of Grange Terrace in Trimdon Grange,and he has lost his I phone. If anyone finds it can you drop it in at Sue’s. My husband has dementia and his mobile is his life line.Thanks Christine
>>>> update 26th January 2015:
Hi,Just wanted to let the readers know that my Husband’s phone has been found. A kind person from Trimdon Colliery handed it in yesterday. Thanks Christine

Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 11.40pm
Name: Stewart Clatworthy
Message: The fire station was the last building on left as you left the Colliery heading for the Grange,it then became a cinema and shared its films with the Grange picture picture house,local youths used to cycle between the two ferrying the reels of film. It was also the first start point for Jack Pauls DLI Engineering.

  • Sunday 21st December 2014 at 7.00pm
    Name: Malcolm Merifield
    Message: I seem to remember a fire station in the yard of what was the Coop Store.This was just up the street from where the old school is situated,I can`t think of anywhere else it could be.
  • Friday 27th November 2014 at 6.00pm
    Name: Bob Brown
    Message: Hi. can anyone remember the fire station in Trimdon Grange? Bobby, Sedgefield.


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