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Friday 7th March 2014 at 3.45pm
Name: Fiona Furness
Message: I have recently found out about my great-grandfather who was the Waste Manager at Trimdon & Deaf Hill Colliery (c1900?) His name was Wilkinson (I don’t know his Christian name) possibly born in 1860s? For photo click here. His daughter Ruth was my grandmother (born late 1880s?), she married Albert George Furness (born in 1883), their eldest son was my father – also Albert George Furness (born 1914). I don’t know anything more about any other Wilkinson relatives I might have still in Trimdon? Do these names ring a bell with anyone?
Saturday 1st March 2014 at 12.00pm
Name: Alan Wilkinson
Message: I am not the same Alan Wilkinson as you know but the other one is
alive & kicking & is an avid Sunderland AFC supporter I guess he will
be down London now or certainly tomoz for the final..,!!! Good wishes
Friday 28th February 2014 at 4.30pm
Subject: Deaf Hill
This forum is such a delightful trawl into the past. So many lovely comments evoke great nostalgia. But, in reading them, I feel as though I fall between two stools. I was born and brought up in the Grange but we moved to Deaf Hill, in I think 1956, when my Dad became Under-manager of the pit I there. It was inevitable, I suppose, that my closest friends had already been established in the Grange. Particularly Tom Hutchinson, Dennis Greenwell Alan Wilkinson to name just three. By the time I moved to Deaf Hill I was already going to school in Durham. So friendships with people in Deaf Hill were there but not established like the ones in Trimdon. But I do remember fondly and particularly Ian Harper, Linda Brennan and Pat and his family who lived next door to my mother. Happy days, of course, but we all move on.
Thursday 20th February 2014 at 11.30am
Name: Derek Bradley
Comment: Does anyone have any old photo’s of the welfare hall, including any events wedding, pantomimes, dancing etc? If so we would much appreciate a copy (if brought to the centre we can copy them straight away).
Telephone 01429 882200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Derek Bradley, Centre Manager.
Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 10.20am
Name: (None given) IP: 220.127.116.11
Comment: Green Spaces
When we first moved to Trimdon Station we used to walk to the green space near Margaret Terrace in front if our property (Cinnamon Drive). Over a year ago the council stopped cutting this land and it has now become wasted space. This space was ideal for my children as we could still monitor them and allow them space to be themselves. There are other larger green spaces but with dogs running free, dog mess and broken glass they are not safe or secure. Can anyone shed some light on why the land in question is now not tended? I have tried several departments of the council over the year with promises made and not kept. Thank you
Tuesday 4th February 2014 at 10.00am
Name: Jennifer Sharpe
Comment: Thank you so much, due to my message I have now managed to contact living descendants in Trimdon of my 2 x great grandfather Matthew Henderson. I am planning a visit soon.
Jennifer Sharpe in the Midlands
Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 4.00pm
Name: Paul Trippet
Comment: MP Surgery date : Phil Wilson MP will be holding a surgery in Wheatley Hill Greenhills Community Centre on Friday 31st January 2014 from 5pm until 6-30pm. The surgery will be organised on an appointment basis, if you wish to have a fifteen minute appointment, please ring me on 01325 321603. If the time or date are not suitable for you please call the number provided and we will try to arrange other alternatives.
Monday, January 20th 2014 at 11:30 pm.
Name: Bill Ramage
Comment: What a shame it is to see that “whoever” has allowed a breezeblock building to be built in nearly every field available, around the outskirts of our villages. Shame on you !
Saturday, January 18th 2014 at 8:50 pm.
Comment: Mathew Asselbrough : I would like to hear from any of the Asselbrough family and would like a photograph of Mathew if anyone has one. He was my grandad’s cousin, my granda was Christopher Asselbrough son of Christopher Asselbrough and his mother was Catherine Asselbrough formerly Richardson nee Cairns
Saturday, January 11th 2014 at 6:50 pm.
Name: Jim Garnham
Comment: I have just read Gary’s reminiscence of the ‘Rocking D Jays ‘and it brought back great memories. I knocked around with them briefly in the sixties and went to gigs helping to put up the gear and it was a great time. Brian used to carry a hammer and nails to nail his base drum to the stage because he hit it so hard it kept moving! I came from Thornley and worked with Brian at Tonks, Wingate, Brian was an apprentice mechanic and so was I. I remember once when I was over Trimdon with some of the lads outside Gary’s house and Dennis’ brother who was the manager at the time appeared in his Bond three-wheeler and gave them a rollicking for something. Just before he pulled away the lads ducked down behind and grabbed the back bumper he was revving it like the clappers with nothing happening and when they left go it took off like a Ferrari! Happy days.