Histories of Trimdon and WingateHistory of Trimdon and History of Wingate

This booklet was published by the Coronation Press in Station Road sometime during the 1960’s.

All text with no pictures at all, the full text is included here without alteration.
The booklet covers both Trimdon history and Wingate, so for convenience the two sections are separated here;


Trimdon History


Wingate History


Other articles in this section include;

Murder at Butterwick

Murder At Butterwick Inquest & Death   Frances Robinson was born 1859 at Howle Hope farm, Fishburn. She married John Stephenson in 1880 and they farmed the College House farm, near the Hare and Hounds. Between 1901and 1911,  Frances and John took over a farm at Butterwick Hall, with nine...

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Four in one family gain B.Sc. Degree

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 27th January 2018 A PROUD MUM. From birth until she died, Eveline Robinson (nee Kell) lived in the Trimdon mining community. The struggles of the miners and their families were part of her life. She saw the depravation and degradation caused by the...

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MARGARET (PEGGY) ROBINSON, MBE.

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 27th January 2018 MARGARET (PEGGY) ROBINSON, MBE. New Year’s Honours List 2010   Peggy Bolland was born in Gateshead in 1928, one of 5 children but the last to survive. She had a loving and happy childhood but not easy, living in a...

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Hannah “Granny” Robinson

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 25th January 2018 Hannah “Granny” Robinson 90 Years in Village Never Been To A Kinema   When the family of William and Eveline Robinson moved to the Village from the Colliery in 1933, son Jim started at the Trimdon Parochial School. Jim was...

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ROBERT LAZONBY, GLEBE FARM, TRIMDON

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 25th January 2018 The glebe is land in a parish belonging to the Church which is used to provide an income to the incumbent. This could include complete farms, land, houses etc. The 1840 Tithe assessment for Trimdon shows that Robert Lazonby was...

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GARTHWAITE FAMILY, TRIMDON VILLAGE

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 25th January 2018 Garthwaite Family Joseph Garthwaite’s Pit at Trimdon Auction at John Johnson’s Death Notices   Joseph Garthwaite was born in Trimdon in 1736, the fourth son (eighth child of 11) of John and Mary (nee Thompson) Garthwaite.  The Land Tax records...

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HENRY COGHILL, BIGAMIST, ALIAS HENRY MORTIMER, OF TRIMDON

Henry Coghill, Bigamist A Hospital Romance Three Wives   Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 25th January 2018 On the 2nd October 1909 at the age of 27, Ellen Kell (widow)  married Henry Mortimer at the Register Office, Sedgefield. Both were residents of Trimdon Colliery. Witnesses to the wedding...

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Henry Kell 1907 – 1944

Article provided courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, 23rd January 2018 Henry Kell - Sgt. R.E.M.E. Henry (Harry) Kell,  was born on the 15th August 1907 in Trimdon Colliery, Co Durham. He died on active service on the 29th March 1944 in Burma. - Killed In Action.  He was married on...

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Matthew Peacock, Insolvent Debtors Petition 1842

Courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, discovered during research into his Great, Great Uncle, Thomas Robinson. 22nd January 2018 Some interesting articles about Matthew Peacock, and his son Matthew. They lived in Trimdon from about 1861, the father as a butcher/grocer, and the son a farmer. The documents are all newspaper...

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Grace Clark’s recollections of Trimdon Village

Extracts from an interview given by Grace Clark nee Gamble in 1998 courtesy of Cliff Thornton Grace Gamble was born in Front Street, Shotton on 14 July 1907 to Samuel Paisley GAMBLE and his wife Jane Sutherland Kyle (nee WINTER). Her father was a mason and bricklayer and found ready...

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Trimdon Snippets

Trimdon Snippets is the first in a series of three booklets complied and written by Eveline Johnson, a retired schoolteacher who lived in Deaf Hill. Printing and publishing the Snippets series cost Ms. Johnson in excess of £4,000 of her own money, with sales of the booklets producing little return...

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History of Trimdon Station

Trimdon Station is an offspring of Trimdon Village which was the original Trimdon. Trimdon Grange is also another branch of the parent village, the three Trimdons being very confusing to strangers. The word Trimdon is commonly thought to have been derived from the time when King Canute in 1020 got...

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Where Explosions Are No More

The Trimdons in the words of local people Compiled and edited by Keith Armstrong Designed by Peter Dixon Drawings by Robert Whitfield and Trimdon schoolchildren PUBLISHED BY DURHAM VOICES, c/o DURHAM COMMUNITY ARTS ASSOCIATION, FOWLER'S YARD, BACK SILVER STREET, DURHAM DH1 3HA Printed by C. V.N. Print, Cumberland House, Commercial...

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History of Wingate

AUTHOR'S FOREWORD 80 North Road, Wingate This short history of Wingate and Station Town was compiled for the Durham Counties Federation of Women's Institutes Village Histories Competition, 1959-60. While not professing to be a historian, I found great pleasure in compiling this small book, and to the best of my...

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John Robinson’s Memories of Trimdon

Memories of Trimdon by John Robinson. (Multiple pages - please use the numbered links at the foot of each page) Foreword. I was born in Trimdon Colliery 28th November 1932 and left the Trimdon community on 27th November 1959 when I married Ann Hutchinson (from Fishburn), moving to Seaton Carew....

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George Ernest Bull, The Trimdon Cockney

The Trimdon Cockney. The following story is about my brother–in–law George Ernest Bull, born in London, a soldier, who lived most of his life in Trimdon Village. As an “outsider”, he made many valuable contributions to this community.  He died in Sedgefield, April 2006 after living  about  60 years in...

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Shorthouse Family History

The full document copied here was kindly supplied by John Robinson, Regina, Canada INTRODUCTION   The descendants of Frederick and Anne Shorthouse are dispersed widely in the British Isles and include families in Australia, Botswana, Canada and France.  To the best of our knowledge, this branch of the “Shorthouse” family...

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Childhood Memories of Doris May Oliver Morgan

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF DORIS MAY OLIVER MORGAN Born: 12 October 1929, Trimdon Colliery Compiled by John Robinson April 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. FOREWORD The following story was written a few years ago by my sister-in- law Doris Robinson (nee Morgan). It narrates her early life in the Trimdon area up...

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The War Years

An Interview With Mrs. Collins: A transcript from an interview with Hilda Collins from Trimdon Grange during research carried out by Durham University in 1988. Provided courtesy of Brian Collins ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY Mrs. Collins - Age 68. L.S. This is an interview with Mrs. Collins of Trimdon Grange. Mrs....

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The Beckwith Vault

Discovered under the Chancel Floor of St Mary Magdalene Church Trimdon Village, 29th March 1989   A Short Account by John Williamson, Priest-in-Charge ( document kindly provided by Ante Greathead ) Several people had told me about a tunnel- or tunnels - under the Chancel floor in St Mary Magdalene...

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Cage Accident 1929

Cage Accident - 1929 by Ante Greathead Dad worked at Deaf Hill pit as an on-setter, and always worked night shift, finishing at 6 a.m. Early one schoolday morning in September 1929 I was awakened by voices downstairs. While knowing that it could not be 7 a.m., my usual time...

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Trimdon Deeds held by Durham University Library

Thanks to George Robson, Canada, for providing details on this page. Original page: http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/ded/trimdon.xml;query=GB-0033-TRI;brand=default#1 Citation: Catalogue of the Trimdon Deeds Durham University Library: Archives and Special Collections Palace Green Durham DH1 3RN England Telephone: 0191 334 2972 Email: PG.Library@durham.ac.uk URL: http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/ http://endure.dur.ac.uk:8080/fedora/get/UkDhU:EADCatalogue.0182 http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/ded/trimdon.xml Form of citation The form of citation...

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Richard Scott

A Tribute to Mr. Richard Scott ( Died June 1913 ) kindly loaned by Ante Greathead Deaf Hill Vicarage August 14th 1913 MY DEAR PEOPLE, One, whose memory will ever be associated with the religious and social life of Deaf Hill, was laid in his last resting place on earth,...

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TMS – A Social History

TMS - A Social History A selction of photographs and details added to our photo gallery gallery were kindly provided by Philip Kirk and Peter J. Cardno, author of ‘TMS - A Social History’ A 200-page hardback book covering the long history of Trimdon’s own bus company. With over 300...

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