County Durham’s Mining Towns in Rare Pictures

County Durham’s Mining Towns in Rare Pictures

A new book by North East author Araf Chohan uncovers hundreds of rare views of County Durham, including its landscapes, peoples, villages, towns and cities.

Notable among the images are many pictures of the former mining towns and pit villages which are so famous in Durham, and gave it much of its identity of the past century.

These pictures give an example of some of the images that are in the book.

The former colliery at Ferryhill.
Langley Park
Church Street in Murton
The long-demolished cottages on Rotten Row in Crook.
Shield Row
The old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Tow Law, now demolished.
A picture of West Stanley Colliery in its prime.
Wheatley Hill’s colliery buildings.

County Durham – A Rare Insight is availble now.

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