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Dr Alan Bell from Clerac wrote on 20/02/2024 at 3:42 pm
GLAISTERS. I see people looking for Glaisters. I have all records going back to 1750.
Robyn Ward wrote on 12/10/2023 at 9:53 am
Hello, I am currently researching my maternal grandmother's side of my family who are all Glaisters and hoping to get some information on William Glaister (born 1873) who was living in Trimdon at the time of the 1901 census with his wife Annie Isabella Hutchinson and 2 children, John (3y/o) and Ernest (1y/o, my great grandfather). I know William was a coal miner and was born in Broomside, along with a lot of siblings. I don't know when they moved to the area, any definitive information on his parents or the street name where they lived in Trimdon (it's difficult to read on the census entry). I can see Glaisters have been asked about on this site a few times before so I'm hoping there will be some info out there since searching English family records has not yielded much.
Thank you in advance! Miss Robyn Ward
Miss Shannon Harris wrote on 06/06/2023 at 12:08 pm
Hello, i was wondering if anyone could help? We are trying to research a Michael Roach who came to Trimdon from0 Ireland. He is first spotted on the 1901 census as a boarder which later married the daughter Wilhelmina Connelly. He had a sister named Anne Roach who married a John Lydon. From their marriage registry it states Anne and Michaels parents were named Martin Roach and Bridget McHale. After lots of research we are unable to find anything else about Michael, Anne's and parents history. Michael had a fatal accident down Raisby Hill Quarry where he fell from 128 feet.
Thanks, Miss Shannon Harris
George Robson from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia wrote on 25/05/2023 at 3:31 pm
I am making a request on behalf of a close friend of Alan Morgan, who recently and sadly passed away after an operation. The county coroner is asking if anyone knows of any of alans family would they please forward such information to the coroners office.
Linda Francis from Halifax wrote on 24/03/2022 at 5:26 pm
Has anyone seen or knows of Pauline Johnson on Swainby Road? I'm her niece but lost contact 20 years ago.

Any information would be greatly appreciated
Miss Emma Richardson wrote on 27/09/2021 at 6:34 pm
My Gran, Celia Archer, has never seen a photo of her biological mother.
The lady we're looking for was born Hannah Connelly (possibly a slightly different spelling, as some documents disagree), between 1900-1906. Evidence suggests she was born in Trimdon.

The man in this photo is Jonty Emery, the man Hannah (later known as Hannah Emery) married. If someone has a photo of this man with a short woman with dark hair, it could well be Gran's Mam.
I would also love to hear from anyone who might have photos of a Connelly family.
Sheila Hogg from Stourbridge wrote on 24/01/2021 at 4:37 pm
This is a long shot but trying to trace an old school friend . Her name is now Angela Harland and I believe she lives in the Trimdon area. She went to school in Seaham and would now be 72. My name was then Sheila Barry and I would love to get in touch or have any information. Thank you
John Wharrier from Thornton-Cleveleys wrote on 16/11/2020 at 9:49 pm
Hello. Iam Jack Wharrier, 79 years old and live in Lancashire. I was brought up in Trimdon and went to Trimdon Foundry Boys School, and then Wellfield Grammar School. I have just discovered the Trimdon Times and to my great surprise saw my class photograph on your website. I well remember Bill Harland, Robert Prodfoot, John Scott and the rest..It certainly brought back memories. Our teacher was Miss Million, who kept good order. I would love to know which of my fellow pupils are still around. I left Trimdon when I joined the police force at 19 years so I lost touch pretty early. I have some happy memories of those halcyon days. Thank you Trimdon Times and keep up the good work.
Jo Bolton from Leeds wrote on 28/10/2020 at 2:37 pm
Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me? I'm looking to find anyone who knew a Thomas Walton who lived on Co-Operative Terrace in Trimdon Grange up to 2018? Back in the day, he was a butcher for CWS and had three brothers, I think? He was born around 1932. Does anyone remember him, please?
tony from trimdon village wrote on 27/10/2020 at 11:54 pm
Having recently moved into a bungalow on Swainby road , we moved from Newton Aycliffe, the village is something i cant get used to just yet. The life style. Here people smile at each other as they pass each other on the street, a number stop and chat to you, One afternoon as we were getting into our car a lady pulled up beside us, then wound her window down and said welcome to Swainby road. She went on to tell us she lived 2 doors up from us and her son was moving into 2 doors in the opposite side. THIS KINDNESS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN NEWTON AYCLIFFE. Living in a village is a new way of life for us, a lifestyle I know we will enjoy very much. So any of our neighbours near to us ( number 49) please feel free anytime to knock on our door and enjoy a natter and a cuppa .
Len Anderson from Trimdon wrote on 25/10/2020 at 8:13 pm
Hi Verna, it is lovely to hear that you are well. I would love to hear what you are doing. I went to university and achieved a degree in English studies which enabled me to teach in secondary education. It was the most entertaining part of my life as I found that all kids have a unique way of looking at things. I am now retired and enjoying a a leisurely way of life. I have lost all contact will everyone at GEC so cannot make any statement on any of them.
Verna Morton from Ontario wrote on 01/09/2020 at 10:19 pm
Just wondered if anyone knows Len Anderson from Trimdon? I believe his wife is called Margaret. I worked with him in the 80's at GEC in Hartlepool. Would love to know how he's doing now.

beverley redden from SUNDERLAND wrote on 09/07/2020 at 9:37 am
hi i am hoping someone can help me, I am looking for a lady who lived in trimdon in 1992 she may still live there i was young at the time when we visited and I know her name was Carol and her maiden name was williamson. Carol had a daughter and twin boys and a bernese mountain dog. Someone may recall remembering her my mam lost touch with her cousin after this visit if anyone has any information could they email me on

Cindy Shann from Campbell River wrote on 18/02/2020 at 3:49 am
Haven't been on the Guestbook for a while so I just read the post about Joe Storey. His family lived across the street from ours and his Mam told us to get in touch with him when we emigrated to Toronto in 1975. To cut a long story short, he helped us when things went awry, took us in for the night and took us to the railway station in the middle of an horrific snowstorm to catch a train across Canada to British Columbia. I still vividly remember him barbequing on his porch in about 5 feet of snow! True NorthEast spirit! I love Canada but you wouldn't find many folks here that would have done that. My sympathies to his family.
Bill Rob from Trimdon Colliery wrote on 16/01/2020 at 10:07 am
In answer to Kathy from Bend Or.USA query about Cliff Hilder from Trimdon Village,sadly Cliffy died several years ago after a brave battle with cancer,sorry to be the bearer of sad news
Ray Webb from Redcar wrote on 08/01/2020 at 6:11 pm
Hi Can anyone tell me when Trimdon Modern School closed?
I was at the school from 1959 to 63, the class photo of 1960 with Mrs Holden, nee Watts is published on th Trimdon website, amazing to remember all of the names and some of the faces on that photograph.
One query I would make would be the guy, centre back row is Tony Herring, with heavy glasses, Tony was not in our class, he was a year older, but married Mavis Dent, who are my sister in law and brother in law. I married Mavis's sister, Rita, who was also from Trimdon, but went to the posh school at Durham.
Mike Cowan from England wrote on 30/09/2019 at 3:15 pm
Sad news from Canada:

Joseph Storey
Born in Trimdon Grange, Co. Durham, UK. Joe passed away after a brief illness in Brampton Civic Hospital. Survived by wife Margaret (nee Duffield), Sons Tim and Todd, daughter-in-law Dianne and grandson, Ewan. Predeceased by his Parents, Joseph and Mary Jane, he is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Bryan and wife June, nephews Paul (Suzanne) and Andrew (Helen); brother William, nieces Catherine and Joanne, sister Jean and husband Peter and niece Kate as well as by Margaretโ€™s family!

Joe was a longtime employee of Miller Industries as a Director of Operations, working internationally in the Heavy Equipment recovery and towing industry. With friends and colleagues around the world, Joe will be missed by many, not only in his industry but his friends in the shooting fraternity and those mutual friends of Margaret and the Boys.

Beyond his family and friends, Joe loved hunting and shooting, his dogs, rum and cokes (two generous fingers, please), Gordon Lightfootโ€™s music, a barbecued steak, his dinners hot, NCIS and sitting on his deck in his oasis in Huttonville, preferably with all of the above.

A private family service will be held on Tuesday, Oct 1st and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6th from 1300 to 1600hrs at Scottโ€™s Funeral Home, Brampton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation, Sick Kids Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Christine Scott from Cleveleys wrote on 22/09/2019 at 8:09 pm
Message for Dawn Meakin. My maiden name was Christine Clark, father was James Clark, grandfather Robert Clark, grandmother Edith Bell. The Clarks were from Station Town. Great grandfather was also Robert Clark, great grandmother Mary Jane Doy. On the Bell side Edith Bell father was Aaron Bell and Mother Mary Jane Sims. Let me know if you want any further information
Dawn Meakin wrote on 22/08/2019 at 10:27 am
Hello, I'm searching for anyone who has Bells in their family tree,they lived In Trimdon.Thanks, Dawn
Dawn Meakin from Tunstall wrote on 21/08/2019 at 12:22 am
In reply to the person who is trying to find information about her long lost fathers family named Clark,you put that think she had a brother Robert Bell who married Rebecca fricker Barron in 1845 also Robert Bell Jr.
Can you tell me the name of person you are talking about as Robert Bell are my 3rd and 4th great grandfathers.

Guestbook Messages 2015 – August 2017
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Wednesday 9th August 2017
Name: Jacqui Red
Message: Can someone tell me why Robert Libby posted his illiterate message in 2015? He has spent so much time in prison for burglary, drugs, petty crime etc. Also he was the father of numerous children with Alison. Yet another who denies dragging down this area. BTW he scratched and keyed my car and others in Trimdon.

Saturday 29th July 2017
Name: Mrs.J.M.Hargreaves
Message: I am a relative of the late Albert John Elvin and his wife Jeanie Hartforth Elvin. Any info you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks
(Related query on 15th Sept. 2017 โ‡“ )

Friday July 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Name: Sarah Bell
Message: 1905 street names – Hi, does anyone know if there was a Clark street in Trimdon in 1905? and also a Pit Street in the same year. I cant find either of these streets on any old maps I have viewed.

Tuesday 27th June 2017 at 9.00am
Name: Not Stated
I have visited twice and found the area very run down apart from Sedgefield. I saw much dependence on the benefits system and some residents more than happy to rely on them. Plus young adults idling around dealing drugs, into petty crime and impregnating young girls, so many with babies and toddlers. It is time this community took some pride and raised the standards. I won’t visit again as this area was a most proud environment due to mining but now a sink hole.

Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 6.00pm
Name: Marilyn Hobbs
Hi,I lived in Trimdon village Dunelm Road, was married in the village church in 1968. I would love to hear from friends that might remember me.My Maiden name was Ireland.

  • Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 9.00am
    Name: Terry
    Hello Marilyn, did you live at no27? top left near the cut path and didyou have a brother named Brian. If so I may remember you through being a friend of Brian. Kind regards Terry Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 10.00pm
    Name: Marilyn
    Hi Terry, yes I lived in 27 and my brother is Brian,so were you friendly with Ivan Rogan and Robert Charlton with the motor bikes?Marilyn

    Trimdon Village Football team 1956 courtesy of Terry BrownFriday 24th March 2017 at 9.00am
    Name: Terry
    Hello again, now the memories are coming back fast,….the answer to your question is yes ,they were both my good friends as well, I have attached a photo about 1958, that’s me the ugly one third from top. Regards Terry

Friday 16th December 2016 at 7.00pm

Name: Brenda Storey
Message: Could anyone tell me where in Trimdon Grange William Street was situated? I was born there but have been unable to find any pictures of it.

Thursday 8th December 2016 at 10.30pm
Name: George Robson
Hi Sonia , it’s George, Anne will be delighted to hear from you. We are on facebook too. Talk soon.
Regards George.

Thursday 8th December 2016 at 9.00pm
Name: Sonia
Hi This is a message for Anne and George Robson in Canada!! I lost your new address a number of years ago but still keep you in mind! By the power of the internet and google I wish you a Merry Christmas x

Sunday 6th November 2016 at 6.00pm
Name: George Robson
Message: Just looking at the Bull family photo’s on the Trimdon Times Galleries. I remember Olwyn and Penny from school, they were very cute girls.
George Robson Victoria BC, Canada.

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.

  • Saturday 5th November 2016 at 10.00pm
    Name: Neil Devine
    Just a little reply to the cinnamon drive post, it’s lovely to see the kids playing together and the fact that 3 playing for the village brass bands explain the instruments, I can’t believe the keep off the shale graffiti hasn’t been mentioned though. 
  • Saturday 5th November 2016 at 11.00pm
    Name: Anonymous
    Message: In response to the Cinnamon Drive post, I must vehemently refute what was said! Cinnamon drive is such a lovely, friendly and very welcoming estate. It is filled with families who are aspiring to show the young that working hard in life is important; I see young female professionals going to work each day, as well as their male counterparts, showing their children that working hard is something to aspire to. Yes, children play in the estate. Of course they do, and what a joy that sight is to behold! Very reminiscent of my youth, too, and a happy one at that. The person who has written the derogatory comments about this estate appears to be a very bitter and sad person who seems to lack joy and all things good in their life!
    Cinnamon Drive – a lovely place to be!
  • Sunday 6th November 2016 at 5.00pm
    Name: Clair Prout
    Message: Again in reply to the opinionated person regarding Cinnamon Drive.
    Worst place to live in Trimdon??? Really??
    The children that have been mentioned in the post all live on the estate so have a reason for being there, the RESPONSIBLE parents are those who allow their children to play on the estate close to their homes so contrary to the original post, we DO all know exactly where our children are, they do not roam the streets “like thugs” and are in a safe environment playing outside their own doors, children being children and playing together! The children do play football and play on their bikes getting fresh air and exercise rather than being indoors and they have good friendships amongst their peers and neighbours, all which promotes a nice area to live and for them to grow up in- where families work for nice homes and good examples are set.
    As for appalling family and school standards, the original poster must not know the children at all as each one is well educated, hard working, high achieving and are excellent examples of today’s modern child. Hopefully all the children will grow up to be successful, well rounded individuals with fond childhood memories.
    It seems the original poster has themselves no desire to be a part of the friendly estate and has a lack of understanding when it comes to parenting. No “public screaming match” is needed should any issues regarding my children arise… I’d be happy to discuss the delusional ideas and slanderous remarks about the children and residents -no problem! 
  • Sunday 6th November 2016 at 5.00pm
    Name: Anonymous2
    Message: I feel compelled to respond to the post by Grace Tunny as I am utterly disgusted that someone can be so judgemental and criticising of people they do not know. I live in Cinnamon Drive and am dumbfounded at the description of the children and indeed their parents! I am only able to comment on the people and children that I know but parents are hardworking and strive to show an example to their children in that with dedication and a positive work ethic they can achieve well.
    Children are children and should be allowed to be such and be able to play in the local area which is safe and where parents can keep a close eye; a priority for parents in this day and age with the safety issues that face our children. Over the summer it has been a pleasure to see the children all playing together; just like I did when I was that age.
    I must also stress that I, nor the people I know in the estate, are middle class wannabes. My husband and I are simply hardworking people who strive to provide the best we can for our daughter.
    I must say Grace, if indeed this is your name, that you appear to be a very sad individual who has a sole aim in life which is to try and destroy the happiness of others. 

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 whatโ€™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 70โ€™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,
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?

  • Sunday 9th July 2017 at 9pm
    Name: Jean M. Hargreaves (email address available)
    Message: Albert John Elvin is also my grandfather. My grandfather Albert John Elvin and I must have some cousins etc! Anyone with info would be appreciated, any relatives of Albert John Elvin please get in touch.

    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…,%20ALBERT%20JOHN

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ My ancestors lived in Trimdon so its nice to see where my roots are from ๐Ÿ™‚

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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