J W Carmichael had been commissioned to make a series of drawings of various locations on the railway. This one shows one of the trains used for the opening ceremony on March 9th 1835. Wylam Colliery(The Haugh Pit) is on the left and the Iron-works in the center. The bridge in the distance is the original built in 1835-6 to link the industry on the North bank to the railway on the South.
William Curley, (one of my Great Grandfather’s cousins) The text says: “Mr. William Curley of the Old School Walbottle, who […]
This old postcard shows the aftermath of the landslip on 8th February 1910 that demolished cottages at the Bogs(near Hagg […]
This view taken from an old postcard shows the Bird Inn with the landlords name. The side of Laburnum House […]
The view is taken from the South Bank and looks as though it may be somewhere upstream of Hagg Bank