Re: Hebburn Colliery maps
Posted by Barry Cram on June 30, 2019, 11:06 pm, in reply to "Hebburn Colliery maps"
Hello Don, |
Your message is so refreshing – thank you for posting it.
I wasn’t around in the 50s, so rely heavily on Online maps for information – especially dates, and I totally agree with you that many of them are misleading and not very detailed, and I don’t understand the reason for it, and it didn’t need to be that way.
Don, the response Elizabeth received on the board, about the naming of the piece of road in question, is evidence of how important it is to us – so you’re in good company, and it’s all the more reason we need you on this board.
The naming and renaming of this street is confusing to us now, so how much more so to a future researcher, if he or she was looking for Brancepeth Road? Though, I understand that, as that piece of road did not contain any property addresses, the naming of it would therefore not have seemed of too much concern at the time, which seems to have been common in those far-off days when towns were still developing. Clearing the puzzle now will be so helpful to future researchers.
Don, as you say, the reason behind the naming of the short piece of road, known as School Street, was self-evident: because it is where the schools were located; so, stretching School Street, up towards The Three Streets, and possibly even up to the railway barrier - which was the natural border between the Colliery and the Quay - seems puzzling and possibly problematic.
Don, as you had the ‘Low Road’ on one side of you, then, for you locals to refer to the ‘unnamed’ road as, ‘The Top’, seems quite apt… I like it.
Don, as you know, the Primitive Methodist Chapel, of High Lane Row, Hebburn, has seen many other buildings come and go, and has shaped the lives of so many Colliery folk over the years. Many locals will not know of the Colliery history that surrounds them, though, as you rightly say, many will never forget, especially someone like you in their 80s, that lived and breathed it.
The message boards have been going for over 20 years, and in that time a lot has been said, and the greatest amount of it has been recorded for posterity.
Cheers, and thank you once again for your wonderful memories,