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Dec 20th 2005 at 03:44:19 PM
St Helens (previously Trimdon)
Merry xmas to all

Dec 20th 2005 at 10:26:08 AM
trindom village
Hi to all from the Trimdon Station Commuinty Centre, we all would like to say have a happy xmas and new year and c u all next year.

Dec 6th 2005 at 02:46:59 PM
Hi Guys, Lets get all of these threads onto the new snazzy forum, and leave the guestbook for one-off visitors eh? Cheers x

Dec 2nd 2005 at 01:00:27 AM
coquitlam BC
Bill, I have never encouraged anyone to use recreational herbs, I do however discourage anyone from usin chemicals. I acknowlage the fact that I am an old hippy and live in a provence that is famous for a certain green crop. As for my spiritual leanings , I try to respect all living things. Bye the way I do belive the bible has a reference to using all of the herbs given by god . Just a thought.

Dec 1st 2005 at 08:20:31 PM
Sask. Canada
In gathering information on my family, I am trying to find out what happened to Arthur Shorthouse, parents Frederick and Mary (Polly) Cook. Arthur born in 1914 was baptised Trimdon Colliery Primitive Methodist Church. Father Fred was killed in France WW1 1916.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of this family.

Dec 1st 2005 at 07:11:23 PM
George, I thought you said you and Ann were Buddists, how do “recreational herbs” fit in with that philosophy? Promotion of drugs in any form is WRONG!

Nov 29th 2005 at 06:35:27 AM
Black Creek, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Let it snow, Let it snow……….. And it is doing so tonight!

Nov 27th 2005 at 08:32:20 PM
6 degrees of seperation
Coquitlam bc
Just thought I should share this example of how the whole world is related. We have a little African girl who has recently started to come to our martial arts club, she was from Gambia, West Africa, her parents knew editor of the Gambian newspaper our daughter worked for and her aunt owned the book store that Gail did book reviews on, it doesn’t stop there the guy is a professor of medicine at the same university as Gail, there are 12 people from Gambia in the whole of BC , a provence larger than europe . There must be similar stories out there .

Nov 27th 2005 at 07:38:35 PM
Coquitlam BC , Canada
One of your readers, was kind enough to send me a site with pictures of the pubs in Trimdon. It’s nice that there are people out there who care for us sometimes home sick ex trimdonites ( is that a word )! Thank you .

Nov 26th 2005 at 03:49:50 PM
me again
I’m going to kick start the funny pub stories, My old buddy from Trimdon will confirm this funny tale. We were working on a construction site, one Monday morning in the “bait” cabin comparing hangovers when one old guy says, ypuve never been drunk till ye’ve sh#t yerself, n’ ave been drunk three times. And then proceeded to relate the said incidences. No doubt there is someone out there can top that one for funny. As is the nature of construction workers the conversation sunk to toilet humor, but thats another story.

Nov 26th 2005 at 12:28:10 AM
coquitlam bc
Hi Peter, older by three years, so you will confirm the fact you could get a half pint for under a shilling! Also we didn’t abuse the privliege either and if you did and got a smack around the head for it , you took it like the lippy kid you were. A lesson for todays genration. Ther ya go I am sounding like a grumpy old fart again. I read the novel ” The Forest”, ” London ” and “Sarum” , the authors name eludes me ! Some one ought to write an historical novel about the pit villages.
Regards from BC

Nov 25th 2005 at 10:23:50 AM
new forest
I think i am a little older (58) than you George… but i recall sneaking down to the Wingate Arms thinking we could get a quiet illegal pint(tastes better when you might get caught)on entering the establishment we crawled up to the bar so as not to be noticed…and…from out of the one of the side rooms came the shout “howay in heya” we were not the only ones sneaking a quick half!!! all of our m8ts were too!!oh happy days!!

Nov 25th 2005 at 12:15:13 AM
Coquitlam bc
The message from the teen in Trimdon and the “Dovey” reminded me of what we had for leasure time way back then. The landlord of a local pub ,long gone used to allow us underaged drinkers into the back room. We were allowed one half pint and access to the jukebox as long as we were quiet and well behaved. We had a good night out for a shilling and six pence,thats 7.5 pence
( seriously), and if us young lads got more that a half and then got loud the older boys , 17/18 put us in our place for fear of spoiling a good thing. That was around 1966. now I feel old . Any good pub stories out there !

Nov 24th 2005 at 10:52:54 AM
hiya..i used to lived round trimdon and i loved it it had nice fresh air and everything any way i have to go coz im at skwl..cya next time

Nov 24th 2005 at 12:53:20 AM
coquitlam British columbia
Hi Lauren, what’s the dovey and what’s mint about it,( do you mean the dovecote pub) I would love to see pictures of it too. I have spent many a drunken evening in there.
I hope ypu all get something to do in Trimdon, things will only change if people like yourself make your opinions heard, good for you.

Nov 21st 2005 at 08:06:44 PM
Trimdon Village
I have lived in trimdon village all my life, there is nothing in the village for teenagers to do and never has been, i think that should change.

Nov 16th 2005 at 01:25:32 PM
james bradwell
Barcelona, Spain
By pure chance I visited the Trimdon Times website and was amazed to find photographs of my brother George Bradwell from the 60,s when he first went to live in Trimdon. When he married Vera Skelton from Deaf Hill he left Wheatley Hill and went to live next door to his mother in law in Station Row in the Foundry and from there moved to Nottingham in the 70,s to work in Hucknall where he still lives with Vera his wife.My brother was well known in the Trimdon area for his love of dogs and apart from the two in the photos, he had at the same time a greyhound which had a very succesful racing career. The greyhound was called Domino King named because my father was an expert domino player and champion. The dog after breaking a hock was kept as a pet(which was unusual in those days,normally they were destroyed)and went on to live for about 22 years, which was a record at the time for a greyhound

Nov 13th 2005 at 11:25:33 AM
Bob Garrigus
I absolutely love what you have done with the website for Trimdon! Are there any families out there that trace their lineage or allied lines back to anyone of the Maloney families that were living in the area between 1859-1880 or so?
My mother’s family descends from the family of Patrick Maloney and his first wife Winifred McLaughlin. Originally from Ireland they were wed in Trimdon (or possibly Sedgefield as the wedding is in the R.C. registers there) in 1859 and spent the period 1859-1869 in the Trimdon/Trimdon Colliery area. Patrick was, as expected, a miner and he and Winifred had 6 children in Trimdon. In 1999 Patrick’s grandson Regis Maloney shared with me a family story which claims that a mine recruiter from the U.S. named Rube Haggerty paid occasional visits to the Durham coal fields in the 1860s to try and attract miners to Pennsylvania. Patrick accepted and migrated to McKean County, PA in Sep 1869 with his brother John. His second wife, Catherine Murray (married to Patrick in March 1868 at St. Williams), migrated a few months later with the children arriving in Boston Harber in Dec 1869 aboard the SS Marathon out of Liverpool. Patrick was the son of Thomas Maloney – tenant farmer of County Mayo, Ireland. Patrick’s sister Mary also lived in Trimdon and married Michael Glancy there in January 1858. Patrick’s first wife died in 1867 but I’ve not located the cemetery in which she is interred. A recent visit to the cemeteries in Trimdon and Trimdon Colliery have me doubtful that I’ll find an extant headstone (if ever one existed in the first place).
I have a family website on which I display this information at:
Bob Garrigus, 8 Caine Square, Cheltenham, GLOS, GL51 0GB

Nov 11th 2005 at 09:25:11 PM
I have been tracing my family tree and found that my grandfather was born in Trimdon Village in 1900 his name was Thomas Temple his father was also Thomas and his mother was Mary Craggs

Nov 9th 2005 at 04:45:01 PM
Coquitlam BC
Edith and Peter , I held my nose while I read John Burton’s autobiography. I have never met the man but from anecdotal reports I would agree he is pretty rude. Rest assured karma or natural justice will catch up with him and his boss Tony Blair for the crimes against the people of Britain and Iraq.
For the Crimes against Iraq , read the internationally respected jouranist John Pilger, on or

Nov 8th 2005 at 06:45:32 PM
Hi Edith,Sorry to hear about your meeting with Tonys agent….you should complain to Mr Blair, and then use your vote to show your displeasure should his answer be unsatisfactory… he is no better than any of the rest of us ‘ordinary’ folk and not worthy of his name being mentioned.

Nov 8th 2005 at 05:08:03 PM
I had the displeasure of meeting that John Burton (Tony’s agent) the other day. What a rude and obnoxious man. Just before the election, he was charm itself and couldn’t do enough for you. Now, it seems, he hasn’t the time of day for most people.

Nov 3rd 2005 at 04:47:26 PM
coquitlam British Columbia
It appears there are people out there who are sick of reading my postings, is it the content or just the bad grammar! If you are sick of seeing the same people, then make a thoughtful contribution, I welcome any input other than personal insults that miss the point .

Oct 31st 2005 at 04:56:28 PM
the usual suspect
lurking in the shadows
Come on people we read more comments from overseas than from the Trimdon’s. I know there are some whitty , thoughtfull ,inspired folk out there. Immortalise yourselves, let the world know that you exist, a thinking human being.

Oct 29th 2005 at 02:31:12 AM
Black Creek, Vancouver Island, Canada
Great to see Trimdon on the web; both figuratively and literally. Nice to see up-to-date photos for all of us Ex-Pats.
30 years ago I used to hang out with a group of “ne’r do well’s” including Billy Robson, Peter Anderson, Lynne Jones, Shirley Parnaby and others at the Folk Club. Used to be held at the Red Lion in the Village and was always a good time.
If any of those mentioned check the site, please contact me – would love to hear from you!

Oct 28th 2005 at 04:02:09 PM
I am currently researching my family tree. Would like any information about Walton family who I’ve managed to trace as far back as 1821. My great great grandparents used to run the Welsh Harp until 1942 (Ralph and Sarah-Jane). Anyone in Trimdon who remembers them? My great aunt Annie Walton had a shop on Northside Terrace too. Any information or memories welcome.
Thanks. Emma

Oct 27th 2005 at 04:26:28 PM
Coquitlam British Columbia
Ya don’t know what youv’e got till it’s gone…..if you want to keep on enjoying this site I would suggest you go to the northen echo and nominate the site for a prize. If you are proud that the Trimdon’s are finally on the world wide road map, help keep it there.

Oct 18th 2005 at 12:26:28 PM
Hellen Kirton (Cabaret Act)
Just wanted to say…Many thanks for a great night on 16th October, I had a great warm welcome at the club and really enjoyed myself. Thanks again. x Hellen Kirton

Oct 3rd 2005 at 07:08:52 PM
liz outlaw
love the site. I would love to know if the descendants of mathew and margaret asselbrough are still in trimdon.Mathew was my great grandads brother.

Oct 2nd 2005 at 04:50:21 PM
george and anne robson
coquitlam bc canada
Anne and I were planning to be in Japan on the 7th of October to take part in a shorinji kempo fighting demonstration, ( an over 50’s ), unfortunately Anne war in a car accident and hurt her back, so she couldn’t train and we had to cancel the trip and our 2nd dan exam . The shorinji kempo international tai kai will be held in Vancouver this next year so we will send photo’s of Anne kicking my rear, unfortunately it hasn’t the same prestige as Japan, for a 50 somthing ex Trimdon gal.

Sep 25th 2005 at 05:11:49 PM
Trimdon Station
My Maiden name was Youll my Father was Wilf Youll he was born in Thornley his Mother was Meg Youll she married Ginger Dawson my Father was brought up by his Granparents and then when they died he was brought up by various Family members
His Mother and Step father had the Railway Tavern until it was demolished and my Father whom is now deceased .Always told me that anyone with the name spelt Youll were related so who knows i may have relatives i dont know out there

Sep 19th 2005 at 01:08:17 PM
hi to all from the centre. I would like trimdon station community centre to have a day nursery? would you please get back to me on this and let me know we would call it miners welfare centre nursery or trimdon station community centre nursery with a miners logo so get in touch asap

Sep 16th 2005 at 07:37:42 PM
trimdon village
Hi to all, thank you to Kate for that mesg.yes me and Robert who is the head librarian can help, there is a games night for the kids from 6-8pm on Fridays, theres not much yet but it will get better. We have a computer club now on Thursdays at 630-9pm £1 fee -not bad? We may have to do one on a Wednesday night has well. Theres the heathy living class on thursdays 130-3pm. so come on lets see you all down here and have fun (tel:01429 882200)centre co-ordinator. ok bye for now.

Sep 16th 2005 at 07:24:23 PM
Bill Robson
BC Canada
Hi Jim, Speaking for the Robson family the earliest emigrees to Canada were Les and Norma Robson who came over in the late fifties. The rest of us came in the seventies and in the nineties. No connection here.

Sep 15th 2005 at 11:57:47 AM
Jim Corbett
You may have seen my old posts regarding my attempts to trace relatives of Sgt George Marshall of Trimdon, killed during WWII whilst serving with the RAF. Just noticed all of these posts from Canada and I was wondering if any of you are related to the Marshall family from Trimdon. Apparently George had a daughter who emigrated to Canada and I was wondering if there was any connection.
Thanks, Jim

Sep 10th 2005 at 03:18:24 AM
B.C. Canada
I was born and raised in Trimdon Grange. Just wanted to say hi to all my relatives still there, and to anyone else who might remember me! I belonged to the Christian family….still do!

Sep 4th 2005 at 04:01:56 PM
nottinghamshire,,,,,robin hood country
hello, i came to trimdon in august ,i met my cousin jackie stevenson for the first time in 30 years,,we had a wonderfull day it was a surprise she did not know we were going ,, i met eileen her friend as well,, 2 loverly ladies ,, i must say its a very beautiful place ,we had sunday lunch in the red lion in trimdon village,was very nice indeed…thanks for a loverly day jackie and eileen cant wait till next time
lots of love julie,ron,robyn and jamie

Sep 2nd 2005 at 08:43:11 AM
Bill Robson Jr.
BC, Canada
We would just like to add our congratulations to our Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa on his achieving his GCSE in art. As Sheila mentioned he was not able to do this when he was younger as he had to go down the pits to do his bit for the family.
We are all so VERY proud of his accomplishment.
Bill, Lona, Lisa, Ian, James & Derek, Deanna, Alistair & Sarah.

Aug 28th 2005 at 07:39:35 PM
This is a great site for ex-pats to keep in touch with what is going on in Trimdon.
I would just like to let everyone know how proud I am of my Dad, Mr. Bill Robson, of Trimdon Village. He is 80 years old and has just passed his GCSE in Art. Something that he never got the chance to do when he was younger. So if you see him sitting at his front door or up at the Village club, shake his hand and tell him Congratulations. We are all Very proud of him.

Aug 24th 2005 at 12:59:45 AM
annon a ‘ mouse
BC Canada
I belive Overmans Row was on the west side of Trimdon Grange Front Street, I could be wrong! Do a google search for trimdon history, you come up with some pretty good street maps from 1820’s.

Aug 23rd 2005 at 07:44:45 PM
Trimdon Station
I have not heard for overmans row in Trimdon Station my mother in her 70s lived here all her life does not no. maybe its an very old street no longer here or it might be one of the other Trimdons.

Aug 22nd 2005 at 03:57:21 PM
Where is 2 Overmans row? i am doing my family history .could any 1 tell me where 2 overmars row was as some of my family lived there in 1881 thanks

Aug 16th 2005 at 07:47:58 PM
trimdon station
last week i needed help so i trotted of down to the trimdon station welfare centre. i so pleased i did, the 2 guys there where so helpfull, i am proud to be a part of the centre, good luck for the future of the centre

Aug 11th 2005 at 04:35:03 PM
nottinghamshire,,,robin hood country
Hi my name is Julie I’m 43 and i have just started e-mailing my cousin who lives in trimdon and we have not seen each other for 30 years,her name is jackie stevenson and i,d like very much to thank eileen thirling for helping us do this by letting our jackie use her pc lots of love julie

Aug 10th 2005 at 10:29:43 PM
planet earth
There is a theory that we are all seperated by six connections through other people, does anyone out there want to try and prove the theory right.Who do you know outside of Trimdon and the uk who knows someone who knows someone who knows you……try it

Aug 9th 2005 at 06:27:26 AM
Hi, Im doing family research on my Ramshaws who came to Trimdon 1861 census and stayed there. My great grandad John henry ramshaw- known as ralph sometimes i think moved to station town early 1900s when he married Lucy Reed.Lucy was the daughter of Squire Reed who also settled in trimdon- coming from yorkshire.
I see ther are loads of ramshaws in trimdon through the 1800s and i am busy trying to work out relations. The Soulsbys seem to feature in my family tree and there is a Henry Ramshaw in every generation.- My dad is Henry ramshaw- known as Harry, born station town 1931.
If anyone has any comments i would love to hear frrom you.

Aug 2nd 2005 at 11:45:51 PM
sean wainwright
wolverhampton live in tridom
hi to all come and see the all new deaf hill centre and have fun

Aug 2nd 2005 at 11:01:45 PM
hi,hope ya all fit an well told loads in the “pool ” bout great web site, all the best, keep smiling folks.

Aug 2nd 2005 at 12:56:16 PM
Mark Orton
Downham Market,West Norfolk
Perusing the site with much interest.My late grandfather Robert Orton (1912-1990) came from one of the Trimdon’s I’m not sure which,but his family home (his father was also called Robert and apparently a coillery Manager) was 29 North Plantation. I am told now demolished.
Can anyone remember my grandad? He attended Henry Smith Grammer School in Hartlepool. Cheers
Mark R.G.Orton

Jul 30th 2005 at 04:02:42 PM
British Columbia Canada
I used to share my thoughts with a few thousand people through the news paper letters page. This is much more effective, you can share yourthoughts with the world. The more we share the more we learn, hopefully!

Jul 28th 2005 at 06:58:25 AM
hi everyone, anyone out there seen kenny davies yet, let’s hear from you all cheers, be happy.

Jul 27th 2005 at 10:04:01 PM
Peter Harvey
Johannesburg, South Africa
Congratulations on a great site! I recently visited Trimdon to try to find the house in which my mother was born in 1914. I was only there for a day, but everyone was so kind and helpful (as Geordies are) that I just wanted to say thanks, especially to Peggy? (I think that was her name) who works at the local newsagents/store. She found an old timer who was born in the same year as my mam and he gave directions to a place alongside the old Trimdon Grange pit (which now of course is just a field). My mam’s name is Violet Eleanor Harvey. She died in Southampton, UK in 1982. She was born on July 6, 1914 at 17 Overmans Row, Trimdon, the daughter of Fred Allen Newton (who was a banksman at the colliery) and Margaret Mary Ann Robinson Newton (late Ashcroft, formerly French). If anyone has any further info on my mam’s family or the exact location of Overmans Row/or maps/photos showing it, I would be very grateful.

Jul 27th 2005 at 10:50:29 AM
marion luke
hi billy willson i went to trimdon moden till 1965.

Jul 25th 2005 at 05:11:50 PM
susan hudson
hi, anyone out there help us we are looking for Mr.K Davies we have been informed he is living in a place called trimdon village, this is very important to my 6 year old grandaughter who is suffering so much. many many thanks. God Bless. susan & mollie-jo.

Jul 22nd 2005 at 11:55:26 AM
Jackie Gibson
I work for Wingate, Station Town & Hutton Henry Partnership and i think every village should have a ‘Trimdon Times’ website. I am really impressed and would love to learn more about how this was acheived Well done,fantastic local information site.

Jul 17th 2005 at 12:38:28 AM
Terry Harland
Nova Scotia, Canada, originally a Trimdoner
I emigrated to Canada in 1967, just wondering if any old friends are out there. born South Plantation, Trimdon Grange, brought up in Windsor Square at the Village

Jul 12th 2005 at 10:32:45 AM
bishop middleham
this is a good website

Jul 11th 2005 at 07:13:21 PM
Christine Coomber (Townie)
Trimdon Grange
Can you spare one hour a month to keep a lovely old Community Centre alive and kicking, if so, we would love to see you.
Trimdon Grange Community Centre has a special place in people’s hearts as the place where they went to school. T.G.C.C. Is now over 100yrs old and is kept alive by the user groups who use our facilities on a weekly basis, with thanks to all those concerned.
We still hire two very large function rooms out for children’s parties etc. at very reasonable rates see our web site for more details

Jul 8th 2005 at 02:21:10 AM
Charles Scott
Dallas, Tx. USA
My great grandfather (a grocer) and family, including my 5 yr old grandfather, lived in Trimdon Colliery at the time of the 1881 census. Does anyone know if Hunter Scotts Street still exists ? His 1st wife Rebecca died in 1881 and is buried at Wingate Grange/Holy Trinity. Great grandfather George Scott remarried Sarah Jane Fishburn in 1884. They eventually settled in Houghton le Spring sometime after 1891.

Jun 29th 2005 at 09:07:28 PM
British columbia
Cousins, living in the same area of the largest country in the world and we have to get in touch through a website in Trimdon, How bizare is that.

Jun 29th 2005 at 09:02:55 PM
British Columbia
Hi Bill, good lookin’ family, how the heck are ya. Pretty interesting site eh!.email me sometime, we will have to do a barbie n’ beers.

Jun 29th 2005 at 06:49:55 PM
British columbia
Come on Josie, show ya face , we are looking for you in the hall of fame. Is every one out there canera shy. There are some good lookin’ folk out there…..

Jun 23rd 2005 at 03:31:31 PM
british columbia
Hi Josie, no you havn’t scared me off, i have been replying to the forum page cos I thought itwas a bit inappropriate to keep using the guest book, didn’t want to upset the moderator, also sent pics of our cats to the pets page and us to the hall of fame. caught up with a budy in Bharain, Jim Hart, via the guest book. How is Hardwick park coming along Josie, Looked good last year… regards George

Jun 23rd 2005 at 04:20:10 AM
George, where are you? Have we scared you off?

Jun 23rd 2005 at 01:23:04 AM
Trimdon Station
Some one was asking where the old Doggarts building was in the late fifties. I was a Doggarts Dummy assistant – it is now the Job Centre Wingate happy days, sigh

Jun 23rd 2005 at 01:00:53 AM
Paul Bentham
Peter,the tom you are meaning is my uncle,he now lives in hartlepool, sadly my grandad tom died 30 years ago and my nanna edith died 4 years ago.
i will send your regards to my uncle tom.

Jun 22nd 2005 at 01:31:57 AM
Keith Defty
Trimdon now in Brighton
I was born in 47 and having lived and worked in the colliery and village up until the 80’s I would just like to say what an excellent web site this is and that I have enjoyed the trip down memory lane browsing through the pics and reading the various articles. Keep up the good work

Jun 21st 2005 at 11:40:30 PM
Peter Skelton
In reply to previous comments….I went to school with Tom. …….and played football for St.Williams footie team with him too!! When you next see him say Hello! from me!

Jun 21st 2005 at 10:28:11 PM
Paul Bentham
love the web site, ny grandparents tom and edith bentham lived in the village and i had many a happy time visiting, lots of stirring memories, paul

Jun 21st 2005 at 01:05:39 PM
Lee Booth
ha ha cant even spell *Lucky

Jun 21st 2005 at 01:02:27 PM
Lee Booth
Hello from rainy Adelaide its done nothing but rain here for the last 3 weeks. Its rained in Alice Springs (which is rare) perth, Adelaide and im going to Melbourne 2morra and if it Rains well ill cry lol – i hear you have a Heat Wave at home looky sods !!!!!

Jun 21st 2005 at 11:12:47 AM
Jim Hart
Trimdon then Singapore now Kuwait
Love the site, it’s good to look at when home sick.

Jun 17th 2005 at 11:00:47 AM
Robert (titch) Hartwell
have lived in all of the Trimdons but brought up in Trimdon Village
This site has got to be one of the best kept secrets but it’s great. Was a treat to see photos of the old TMS as I worked there for 18 years as a fitter from 72 until it closed in 1989! does anybody remember Eddy Fowler, Ian Noble or Phil Saxton, Don Bell or anyone else connected with TMS? has anyone else out there got anymore photos?Keep up the good work. A local site for local people, excellent!

Jun 8th 2005 at 11:48:51 PM
Jim Corbett
I’m trying to trace any surviving relatives of Sgt George Marshall, who was killed on 1st March 1943 whilst serving with the RAF.
George is buried in Trimdon Grange Cemetery and his parents were James and Alice Marshall, of Trimdon Village.
I am part of a group researching wartime aircraft accidents and George’s aircraft is one of them, having crashed onto remote moorland near Bellingham, Northumberland.
The remains of the aircraft are hopefully going to be excavated later this year and are to go on display at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland. It is also hoped that a memorial will also be erected near the crash site.
I look forward to any replies.
Yours, Jim Corbett

Jun 3rd 2005 at 01:33:50 AM
george robson
BC canada
Hi Guys,
me again, as there was a little bit of confusion as to the time i post messages and my personal history, here is a quick bio.
Formaly from Trimdon, worked in construction, went to peterlee college at 28 years old, studied electronics, emmigrated to British Columbia canada, 15 years ago, back to school, now an electrician. Wife Anne manages a store, daughter at college and a world travler.
We live in Coquitlam, a native named city, a suburb of Vancouver, BC , In the fraser river valley, very mild weather, surrounded by mountains , it rains a lot! BC’ers are pretty laid back, the hippies of canada.
We miss Co Durham, England, Trimdon….. we come over for a visit every two years, read the northen echo on the net and the trimdon Times every day. Modern BC is only 130 years old so we have no visible history, our native people built of wood which rots pretty fast in a rain forest. We miss english pubs, humor. Watch coronation st. on tv.
Hope I’m not boring ya, if anything interseting is happening I will post it, forgive the grammer , I majored in electricity , not english.
regards george
Love to hear from people in our old haunts, reading the guest book the kids are just as crazy as we were .

Jun 2nd 2005 at 01:44:28 AM
george robson
bc canada
ya dont call it BC bud for nothing, n’ it’s illegal to export….. pity. Good idea on the get together. Anne and I used to drink in the Hopwe Inn, years ago….. I do have a ‘wacky sense of humor, but I’m not a real pothead….. anymore! seeya all in may 06. Silly question do you know dave mortimer or jack rowley, two old friends from Sedgfield.
regards G BC Canada

Jun 1st 2005 at 06:32:27 PM
George R; I still think you must be on something the way you write. If you are coming to Trimdon next year maybe you would want to get together with all of your “FANS” on this message board. Leave the waccy baccy in Canada!!!!!

May 30th 2005 at 12:40:53 AM
George Robson
BC Canada West Coast , – 8hrs GMT
HI guys , you have me all freaked out now, Cheech n’ Chong, two hippy pot heads from the 70’s. My humor is in the traditional north east style, earthy with a play on words, funnier when it’s spoken, comes from working in heavy industry. Americans on the otherhand prefere slapstick, visual humor.
just a thought Trimdon “village ” is over a thousand years old, were are all of the bodies…. think about it! this is a serous thought

May 30th 2005 at 12:06:52 AM
George Tommy Chong Robson
British Columbia canada
Hi to someone in Trimdon, thank’s for the support, did my messages ever make sense! See the hall of fame for the reason why…..kidding. You are quite right we are 8 hours behind you out here on the west coast.
Maybe some of my material is funnier in person, next year we are due back for a visit so weeee…. put the kettle on and get the choccy bickies out. You guys are making this a very interesting site, keep it up.And don’t hold it against anyone cos they don’t have the great fortune to come from Trimdon. Home of Peter Lee, MP Tony ##### Blair. PM , Birthplace of the labour perty , almost, and a **** fine place, exept for Tony. regards George

May 26th 2005 at 06:46:59 PM
Mrs Thirling
Trimdon Station
Happy Holiday to Kids from Deafhill School

May 24th 2005 at 08:31:26 PM
Jeffrey Aucott
Deaf Hill
I was born and bred in Trimdon,Lived at Coronation Terrace, Deaf Hill. Went to Colliery school then to Trimdon Modern at the village. I found this site when looking for interesting items for my mum who was 85 on Saturday 21st May…everybody in Trimdon knew her as Eileen Carter. Dennis Jordan is a relation, John Carr lived down the road from me, Peter Eadsforth lived in the Foundry…I could write a book!!! Does anybody know me? Motorbike’s, Santi’s cafe at Fishburn..give me a shout ! Anybody remember Billy Walton racing his Manx Norton ?

May 23rd 2005 at 05:07:13 PM
Chris Ford
Trimdon Village
I was very drunk on Saturday at the Medieval Fair, I apologise to everyone that was there.

May 20th 2005 at 01:01:49 AM
George Robson
Hi princess, I would do that if ya promise not to faint…..opps first I have to work out how to ….if you go into the archives there is a story about my wife Anne Robson kicking my ass at a japanese festival in vancouver.Its in the trimdonsite somewere, or do a google search for robson of Trimdon , I’m the one getting beaten.
Best wishes George , next time we are over I’ll buy you a drink in the Royal.” get yerself a drink” ‘thanks , I’ll have a brandy”. “ya’ll have a pint “. “but a’can’t drink a pint of brandy’….. We might suprise you one day….

May 19th 2005 at 08:35:10 PM
Princess Royal
over a rainbow
Come on George put a pic on the Hall of fame and lets see a face to such whit.

May 18th 2005 at 08:09:55 PM
Trimdom Station
Well done this site is getting better by the day.

May 16th 2005 at 09:30:50 PM
Trimdon Grange
I think this website is a great idea but should have all information about all activities going on in ALL the Trimdons. The more advertising the better!!

May 5th 2005 at 06:38:34 PM
trimdon station
canny gud like

May 5th 2005 at 12:08:33 AM
stephen miles
My dads side of the family all come from deaf hill.the MILES family. i use to love the place when i was a kid playing up the wreck and down at the batterys,railway bridge. with my cousin Bobby Flint. fantast time.

May 4th 2005 at 01:30:40 PM
Trimdon Station
Do you know that Trimdon Station Residents Association Run a Twice weekly Art & Crafts & Activities club for children aged between 4yrs & 13yrs.
Come along Kids join the fun, Every Tuesday for Arts & Crafts 6pm -8pm. Fridays for Activities Football table, Pool table Games, & much more. 6pm – 8pm.

May 3rd 2005 at 04:31:51 PM
The Royal family
love the site!!!!well the reason im on is to ask for your help to make me the prime minister again, bcos i love it. i get to fly all over the world and blow stuff up. me and my friend George have loads of fun. well thanks for listening and big up the royal crew they give my security something to worry about.p.s. if i win will buy you all a pint of ehhhhhhhh waaattttteeeeeerrrrr.

May 2nd 2005 at 03:08:29 AM
Hervey Bay
Hi the reason why i come on the website most days is because its interesting to find out whats going on in the village and keep up2date with the news and things. Also i like to let my mates know where im at by putting a little message. As the other person said no-one is stuck in Trimdon. Ive came away to Australia by myself and made loads of friends. See a bit of the world and have fun. And the trimdon times is here to keep you up2date on the crack in trimdon.

Apr 30th 2005 at 05:20:41 PM
george r
coquitla, bc canada
for everyone in Trimdon, no one is stuck in Trimdon in this day and time, just go for it!
And by the way once you leave you may find there is a lot you will miss about the old place. I grew up in Trimdon in the days when there was a lot of outdoor adventure, the quarries , woods , fields and becks and no vidio games…… we also got drunk, but went home without a fuss…..or you got barred and yer backside kicked. enjoy where you
live . regards from sunny bc, the garden is dying in April cos it’s so hot! not good…GLOBAL WARMING!!!!

Apr 30th 2005 at 02:05:44 PM
Trimdon Station
Do you know the Trimdon Station Residents Association have a Coffee morning every Wednesday at 10am. so come on down have a coffee/Tea and a good old chinwag. 29 May Crescent, Trimdon Station.

Apr 30th 2005 at 10:10:52 AM
Someone at Trimdon
A message for Lee, if your not missing Trimdon then why are you coming on the website and leaving posts every week??? Im sure if i was travelling the last thing on my mind would be going on the internet every day!!
So please stop trying to depress us cos we’re stuck in sunny Trimdon.

Apr 30th 2005 at 02:12:27 AM
Boothy (Lee)
Rainbow Beach & Frasier Island – Queensland
Hello everyone just wanted to say hi !!!!!!! and that im having a great time. Do i miss Trimdon ? Noooooooooooo lol

Apr 27th 2005 at 04:20:15 PM
Jonny Lungut (the black assassin)
Mauritius now Trimdon
Just like to say a big thankyou to everyone who participated in getting me an absolute mess over the weekend for my birthday, it was the best celebration ive had since i got my degree in History.
So cheers to the people who got me a pint. Dont expect one back when its your birthday though cos i’m tight.
p.s lend is a tab!!

Apr 26th 2005 at 03:52:52 PM
Dean Armstrong ( Dave )
Just wondered if anyone out there saw the big game friday night involving trimdon dovecote brought back some great memories playing infront of a capacity crowd all the lads played great we won 3-2 any questions about the game dont hesitate to ask or and keep up the good work the site is really swell

Apr 21st 2005 at 07:44:41 PM
near Edinburgh, Scotland
Hi i dont know what to say about the site because this is the 1st time ive been on it. I looking for sum1 her names Jade Forbes shes from Trimdon Village, Durham ive not seen her or spoke to her in years and im hoping that sum1 reads this and knows her. if any1 knows her would they give me a email at

Apr 17th 2005 at 01:29:33 AM
coquitlam British Columbia
I havn’t heard the “colliery clock ” for a while either, mind you it would have to be pretty loud to hear it here. When we were kids we relied on the chimes to tell the time from the fox cover or over the fields, the ” grange rec”……glad to know it’s back

Apr 16th 2005 at 04:48:34 AM
Boothy (Lee)
Brisbane – Queensland – Australia
Hello from the sunshine state. Glad to hear the church bells ringing again never heard it for ages.

Apr 13th 2005 at 09:38:19 PM
Trimdon Station
How nice to hear the church bells ringing again.

Apr 11th 2005 at 01:40:23 PM
andrew elliott
trimdon coll
lovin the web site but get some mor pichers of the lads in trimdon

Apr 6th 2005 at 11:37:05 AM
The Grange
Hi, Just found this website and I love it. Great opportunity to find out what’s goin on! Cheers Em x

Apr 1st 2005 at 11:17:46 AM
Lee Booth
Newcastle – Australia NSW (at the moment)
Hey all – Am lovin it in australia, good looking at the page keeping up2date with the stuff thats happening in trimdon. Just want to rub it in at the moment its 27c here, whats trimdon -3c lol – Lee

Mar 13th 2005 at 10:04:11 PM
Essington, West Midlands
Please can anyone help me – I’m trying to get some info on my son James Wood who lives at The Fox and Hounds. His mum and I split up in 2000 and she did a good job turning him against me and as such I have not seen him for 3 years. This is the 1st time I have had any chance of getting to find out anything about him. All correspondence will of course be treated with the strictest of confidence and be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted via e-mail at or my mobile 07813 250 722. Many thanks, Matthew Wood

Mar 4th 2005 at 11:09:31 AM
Peter Skelton (Skelly)
ex. Lilac Cres.& Wood View……. Copythorne, Southampton
Hi all you ex ‘Yakkers’….nice to see that the Trimdons finally has its own website!!I’m pleased that the old place hasn’t changed that much since i left to seek me fortune down south! Now even more famous than when i lived there anyway good luck with the site… its brought back a few good memories especially the football team photo most of the lads were in my class at St Williams.

Feb 27th 2005 at 05:24:07 PM
micky evans
trimdon station
is there any one out there who couldhelp me find my family tree.there is so much i need to find out.please get in touch if you no any think. THANK YOU

Feb 26th 2005 at 02:07:36 PM
trimdon village
i am so amazed at this web site, its brill but you need more photos of old trimdon please. thanks see you soon.

Feb 20th 2005 at 10:38:47 AM
Wayne Pendergast
Market Weighton York
Is anyone after contacting my dad John Pendergast from Trimdon Village. Many thanks Wayne

Feb 16th 2005 at 05:11:49 PM
Justin ‘Timber’ Booth
Trimdon now Fishburn
Hey there you crazy cats, just thought id join in and put myself on the site seen as though everyone else is now on. I would love to catch up with anyone who no’s me sometime, but not at the weekend cos ill either be in the royal splattered or round the ‘loft’ with my new girlfriend. Im busy most thursday’s trying to get rid of the warts i caught in Thailand but im free any other time though.
Adios amigos!

Feb 3rd 2005 at 03:09:29 PM
trimdon station
this web site is gettin a bit popular!!

Feb 1st 2005 at 02:30:10 PM
jay the pipe vance
bonjour every1 great to see a trimdom website, avnt been getting upto much since i fell in love with the royal, well ill av to go cos my head battered

Jan 15th 2005 at 08:51:18 PM
David Cook
Originally from Wheatley Hill but living in the US now.
Went to Stockton Tech from 1961 to 1963 and the D4 bus would pick up lads from Deaf Hill and Trimdon Village. Have lost track of them…any ideas???
Dennis Barker from Deaf Hill and John Pendergast and Alan Jordan from Trimdon Village.
I am the admistrator for the Wheatley Hill History web site at
Nice job with your web site…keep up the good work, I know how important it is to keep all these memories for everyone. Cheers

Jan 15th 2005 at 05:28:09 PM
Billingham / Wheatley Hill
Hi I am researching my family history, my grandfather ( Henry Preece ) was born in Railway street Trimdon Foundry in 1903, I was wondering if anyone can tell me where it was situated. I know where the foundry fish shop is and wanted to try and get my bearings in relation to that and the old Doggetts building is it somewhere near that . Great pictures on the web site keep it up
Regards Ann

Jan 5th 2005 at 09:49:25 AM
Trevor Jones
Trimdon Then Surrey now living in Darlington
I find your web page very good liked the old photos, brings back good memories

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