Washington Guest Book (Archived)

 

Name :   Gillian

Town/City/Country :   Currently Sheffield/Home town Washintons

Email Address :   bsa06gam@sheffield.ac.uk

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Comment :   I just came across your webpage when joining a Washington group on a university website. Thankyou for sharing your photographs, looking at them makes me want to go back home, Ive only been away for three months at university, but I miss it already! I live

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Name :   paul haynes

Town/City/Country :   taree australia

Email Address :   paulhaynes@dodo.com.au

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Comment :   what a relief to find a passionate fan

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Name :   Jim Blaks

Town/City/Country :   Houston,Texas USA

Email Address :   rblanks@houston.rr.com

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Comment :   Am from the Blanks clan, whom left England from the port of Bristol in 1621 arriving in Virginia that year. It is beleived there was a Young John Blanks who left the Cambridge area ~1580 or so and stayed in Bath/Bristol area until his son Thomas traveled

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Name :   Sue Nicholls

Town/City/Country :   Cilgerran Wales

Email Address :   Sue.nicholls@tesco.net

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Comment :   I come from South Shields but have only been on a quick visit to new Washington. We have a friend living there. After doing your walk it would be nice to visit again. Thank you.

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Name :   Paul Duffy

Town/City/Country :   Pelton, Co Durham

Email Address :   paulgduffy@btinternet.com

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Comment :   Interesting site - I went to school in Washington (St Roberts) and my wife and I lived there between 1990-95. I think Washington is important because you can still see what the place was like before the industrial revolution(the old village) but you can a

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Name :   Tom

Town/City/Country :   Florida USA

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Comment :   Just wonderful, it brings back so many memories Washington is a wonderful place My aunt lived in the terraces this was a great trip down memory lane!

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Name :   Dorothy Dales (now Petrie)

Town/City/Country :   Melbourne, Australia

Email Address :   d.petrie@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

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Comment :   Emigrated to Australia in 1967, married, 3 children, 3 grandchildren. Live in the Dandenong Ranges, a bushfire risk area, but its beautiful.

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Name :   Matty Morris

Town/City/Country :   Washington

Email Address :   Matthew@matthewmorris.wanadoo.co.uk

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Comment :   Im an old Flat Topper was one of the toppies who used to raid the borromies bonfire anyone else remember?

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Name :   Mary

Town/City/Country :   Washington

Email Address :   amkelly9@hotmail.com

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Comment :   Really enjoyed this site Audrey.Born and bred in Washington and going to the Glebe school.Miss Bell being my first teacher all got a bit much for me.Brought back so many wonderful memories and knowing Bryan Ferry shared my first teacher was strange.Living

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Name :   Jean

Town/City/Country :   Alnwick,Northumberland

Email Address :   jean_atkinson2002@yahoo.co.uk

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Comment :   I enjoyed looking at your photographs.I too lived in Washington at High Barmston Farm until I moved to Alnwick with my parents in 1962.I know the terraces very well,as my Auntie Peggy(Kirkbride)lived in Rowland Street and I spent a lot of time there with

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Name :   Eric Punshon

Town/City/Country :   Auckland New Zealand

Email Address :   e.punshon@btclick.com

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Comment :   I was the owner of the el Cubana (and La Cubana) in sunderland, booking groups like The City Blues Jug Blowers with Brian Ferry Phil Chugg etc. Since June 2003 I have lived in New Zealand after 30 odd years in the club business. Who would have thought at

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Name :   Sue Dixon (Smith)

Town/City/Country :   Teeside

Email Address :   sue@mytonhousefarm.fsnet.co.uk

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Comment :   I have really enjoyed your website Audrey I went to the grammar in 1958 and the photos have brought back so many memories.I still love to visit Washington and my sister still lives there.

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Name :   Ged Parker

Town/City/Country :   Washington, UK

Email Address :   ged@leaholme.com

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Comment :   Great site. Living on Glebe Crescent. Add Bobby Thompson to famous people- photo in St Joes

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Name :   sham +val chambers

Town/City/Country :   washington

Email Address :   val@valsham.wanadoo.co.uk

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Comment :   very informative.we are from south shields i was in a comedy duo pro 40 years used to live in blackfell. so mote it be.

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Name :   Frank

Town/City/Country :   Bornum

Email Address :   DFRADEMANN@AOL.COM

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Comment :   I used to live in washington ( Sulgrave) abaut 20 years ago. now I live in Bornum by Zerbst East Germany. ItsJust a little village but its very nice. it was good to see some of the places were ive been. it woke up a lot of memorys. thanks.

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Name :   Robin Astley

Town/City/Country :   Windhoek NAMIBIA

Email Address :   robin.astley@conti.co.za

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Comment :   Second time around the site - I think maybe as it gets closer to Christmas its nice to be reminded of home - Washington no place like home - thanks for the great site.!!

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Name :   JOHN ARMSTRONG

Town/City/Country :   DORKING SURREY

Email Address :   JOHN.ARMSTRONG97@TESCO.NET

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Comment :   I MISS WASHINGTON FROM OXCLOSE.EX OXCLOSE COMP LAD UNTIL 1986

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Name :   Sheila Todd

Town/City/Country :   Chesterfield

Email Address :   SHEILA@dunk4.fslife.co.uk

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Comment :   I moved from Washington when I was 11 years old in 1964. your site has brought back many happy memories of my schooldays at the Glebe.

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Name :   Jim Wilson

Town/City/Country :   Washington

Email Address :   jimwilson245@btinternet.com

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Comment :   Hello Audrey I thought it was about time I signed your visitors book your site as you know started me off on my own ramblings. Thank you for all the help and encouragement you gave me Jim

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Name :   Allan Scorer

Town/City/Country :   Bracknell, Berkshire

Email Address :   ahscorer@aol,com

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Comment :   Ee Audrey pet, you have been busy. My Grandma lived in 2 Roland Street and thats where I was born. Do you remember the excitement of getting to the footbridge jusat as a train was coming?

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Name :   nicola johnson

Town/City/Country :   plymouth

Email Address :   nicknack_90@hotmail.com

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Comment :   wow,loved everthing about your site.my family is from ashington,its nice to find out about other mining villages,espsecially when bryan ferry comes from them.well done,ill will visit again.

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Name :   Marje Mullaney(Bland)

Town/City/Country :   Sydney Australia

Email Address :   mmullaney@iprimus.comau

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Comment :   Marvellous memories. I went to the Glebe and Grammar Schools.I lived next door to the Ferrys at 21 Gainsborough Av.Ileft uk in1962.A great site.

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Name :   Rose Cole

Town/City/Country :   Sylva, NC USA

Email Address :   RoseCZena@AOL.COM

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Comment :   Audrey, I have really enjoyed you webpages on Washington Village!

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Name :   Jaye

Town/City/Country :   brum

Email Address :   jayeace715@hotmail.com

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Comment :   I used to go to jfk Primary about 10 years ago but we moved from the area i am only 17 yrs old anyone who went e-mail me at this address jayeace715@hotmail

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Name :   sidney kipermouth

Town/City/Country :   washington

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Comment :   hope everybody remembers this old soldier nickname fish lips

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Name :   danny harper

Town/City/Country :   london

Email Address :   leeharper@blueyonder.co.uk

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Comment :   out this world site born and bred in washington,played football and drank in concord moved to london 1984 very good work you have done ,credit deservers where its due

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Name :   joseph routledge

Town/City/Country :   hartlepool

Email Address :   josephroutledge@hotmail.com

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Comment :   Very good web site I miss Washington very much I get back as often as I can my family still live there my father Jimmy routledge and my two brothers Jim and Alan my daughter Deborah lives on fatfield village If anyone remembers me it would great to here f

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Name :   danny harper

Town/City/Country :   london

Email Address :   leeharper@blueyonder.co.uk

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Comment :   born and bred inwashington,lived and played in village lane,my dad ex miner at glebe and usworth pits,i played football at spout lane school in1967 your site audrey out of this world,good luck

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Name :   Teasdale

Town/City/Country :   Paderborn/Germany

Email Address :   doristeasdale@aol.com

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Comment :   My husbands family live in and around Washington Tyne&Wear. I was born in Germany and really loved to read all about Washington. Very interesting. Thank you very much

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Name :   Wendy Brown

Town/City/Country :   Shrewsbury

Email Address :   wendy2@aol.com

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Comment :   Loved your web page. Great photos. My grandparents lived in Nelson Street many years ago.

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Name :   June Lamb nee Banks

Town/City/Country :   Washington Tyne & Wear (was co. Durham)

Email Address :   lambfamily26@cwctv.net

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Comment :   Great site. Brings back many memories. Biddick school 1947- 1954. Then Washington Grammer 1954-1959.

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Name :   Robin Astley

Town/City/Country :   Windhoek - NAMIBIA

Email Address :   rastley@conti.co.za

Web Page Address :   N/A

Comment :   Very very nice !!!!! Was born in Wash in 1958. Lived in Spout Lane. Left in 1981 for RSA. Have been back twice since then. The place has changed but the old parts remain the same. Will be back someday. Thanks for the reminders ROBIN

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Name :   Ken Richardson

Town/City/Country :   Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne

Email Address :   benton-richardson@msn.com

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Comment :   Absolutely splendid site! The pictures of the Village area are brilliant - it's almost like stepping back 30 years. Keep up the good work.

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Name :   Sarah Allsopp

Town/City/Country :   Washington Tyne & Wear

Email Address :   Sardorall@AOL.com

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Comment :   Hi everyone who atteded the Grammar School from the 1957 year.Your website is unique well done!Would like to hear from you.

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Name :   Evelyn McLaren

Town/City/Country :   Melbourne, Australia

Email Address :   evelyn@ezee.com.au

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Comment :   I attended WGTS from 1962 to 1969. I was Evelyn Cook then. I came to Australia in 1972, first living in Sydney and 9 years ago moved to Melbourne. I am an accountant.I am married to Allan and we have a 17 year old daughter, Fiona.

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Name :   Colin Hepworth

Town/City/Country :   Duns. Scottish Borders

Email Address :   colin.hepworth1@btinternet.com

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Comment :   My family and I moved from Washington to the Scottish Borders In April 1991. We are not too far away, about an hour and twenty minutes, and still get down there to visit our relatives when we can. My wife and I are originally from Penshaw. My wife being b

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Name :   Jim Kirby

Town/City/Country :   Washington

Email Address :   james@kirby1914.fsworld.co.uk

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Comment :   Dear Audrey, Marvellous website. I tried to contact you by e-mail without success. Are you any relation, or do you know Eddie Fletcher, late of the Terraces who Iwas told emmigrated years ago?

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Name :   Jeanette Regan

Town/City/Country :   Arizona, USA

Email Address :   janders@resourcecore.com

Web Page Address :   WWW.resourcecore.com

Comment :   Great job on the site, it brought back a lot of memories. I went to Washington Comp. until 1982, had lots of great friends - unfortunately, I lost touch with most when I moved abroad, nice to have a bit of home away from home!

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Name :   Malcolm Clements

Town/City/Country :   Newton Aycliffe, England

Email Address :   mo1eman@btinternet.com

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Comment :   Always enjoy revisiting the site to see what new pics etc you have come up with. As most of my family still live in Washington and as a former Grammar school bod its nice to see the place as it used to be. Any photo's of the old Pit heaps or Havannah area

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Name :   Sheila

Town/City/Country :   WashingtonTyne and Wear England

Email Address :   Sheila@kidoda.fsnet.co.uk

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Comment :   love the pictures .I came back to my home town 9 years agoi went to school with Bryan and have some good memories

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Name :   joseph routledge

Town/City/Country :   hartlepool

Email Address :   joseph.routledge1@ntlworld.com

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Comment :   i was born in washington i go back to see my father jimmy routledge i have two brothers jim and alan who both still live in washington my daughter deborah also lives in washington.

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Name :   Angela Hawthorn

Town/City/Country :   Glasgow, Scotland

Email Address :   Haven't got one

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Comment :   A superb web page. A pleasure to visit. I was really taken with your photo of the ghost in "The Old Hall" section. A really incredible photo! Thanks for the memories.

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Name :   Mr.L.Farley

Town/City/Country :   Sunderland

Email Address :   farley.s@btinternet.com

Web Page Address :   http://www.barmstom.com

Comment :   Hello I enjoyed your website and found the bits infomation/history interesting. I intend to use it to provide local history for the children of Barmston Village Primary if thats ok with you? Many thanks. Len Farley ICT Coordinator Barmston Village Prim

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Name :   Guido

Town/City/Country :   Italy

Email Address :   silverboat@altavista.com

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Comment :   I wish to congratulate you on this beautiful website. You did a great job indeed. The pictures are simply wonderful.

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Name :   Tim Shield

Town/City/Country :   Pretoria/South Africa

Email Address :   shield@fremail.absa.co.za

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Comment :   Although Im from up the fell (Eighton Banks)I attended the Grammar from1958.Fond memories of Fortes Cafe and furtive under-age visitations to "The Arms". Tim

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Name :   Chris Bourke

Town/City/Country :   Stockport, Cheshire

Email Address :   Cbourke@erf.com

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Comment :   Moved from Washington to Manchester in 1981. Attended St. Josephs and then St Roberts. Lived on JFK estate. The walk brought back great memories.

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Name :   Andy Dennis

Town/City/Country :   Sunderland, U.K.

Email Address :   Ajdennis5@aol.com

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Comment :   Congratulations Audrey. I can vividly remember going down Home Bank to school in the bus. Who are the kids with the snowman? Cheers, Andy

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Name :   Jacqueline Davidson

Town/City/Country :   Lithgow NSW Australia

Email Address :   www.davjon@lisp.com.au

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Comment :   I to am an old washington lass. Left in 1974 age 16 to live in aussie land. Would love to catch up with people who lived in or near Penshaw view or the Flats my maiden name was Elliott I had a brother George (deceased) and 3 sisters Alison Rita & Julie By

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Name :   Tim Norton

Town/City/Country :   Annapolis, Maryland

Email Address :   tjn20001@aol.com

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Comment :   Hi Audrey, Great site, I live here in the US just outside of Washington DC, and your walk around the village photos made me very homesick !,I grew up in the village and my mam and dad live on the JFK estate and my mam teaches at JFK school (formerly Gle

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