Congratulations to Bishop Auckland Peoples' Museum on their success!
A County Durham Flag presented next to 2 Army Shovels in the excellent Bishop Auckland Peoples' Museum.
Officially known as Entrenching Tools (Intrenching Tools in the USA) they were used as digging tools and came in to prominence during the Great War 1914-18 when the war was often trench warfare. They were also pressed into service as a melee weapon. In the close confines of a trench, rifles and fixed bayonets were often too long for effective use, and entrenching tools were often used as auxiliary arms for close-quarter fighting. Of course armies for millennium have used spades, they were common in the ancient Roman army.
The first truly modern entrenching tool however was invented in 1869 by the Danish officer Mads Johan Buch Linnemann. In 1870, it was patented and supplied to the Danish Army. The next year it was adopted by the much bigger Austrian Army, and Linnemann founded a factory in Vienna to produce his spade.
Many thanks to all at the volunteer ran Bishop Auckland People's Museum for allowing me to take the picture, much appreciated. A great local museum, well worth a visit.
A snowy Weardale scene around 1981, the Bishop Auckland Permanent way lads freeing the frozen points to the cement works.
Arnhem tribute board fitted today in the hippodrome recognising the link the building had to the the Second World War.
Keep the history of South West Durham alive!
Try to go along to this!
Durham Amateur Football Trust
In partnership with King James I Academy, Bishop Auckland and
Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone
“A DAY OUT AT WEMBLEY”
AN EXHIBITION OF FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA
The Theatre, King James I Academy, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7JZ
Saturday 2 October 2021, 10.00 am
Display boards, books, medals, objects and films, concentrating on the 1950s when North East amateur teams had a stranglehold on the FA Amateur Cup
Community singing, followed by a short film of the FA Amateur Cup Crook v Bishop Auckland in 1954 at 11.30 and 2.30 pm. This game went to two replays before the result was finally decided!
Craft activities for youngsters
Supervised football from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Refreshments available to purchase
Car parking available
Admission is free, donations on the day welcome!
Enquiries to [email protected]
"FORGOTTEN PLATFORMS" By Michael O'neill
**Supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust**
From Friday 30th July Bishop Trains will be stocking Forgotten Platforms by Michael Oneill the sales of which will directly support our adopted charity the Teenage Cancer Trust
£5 from the sale of each book will be donated to the charity.
Bishop Trains would like to thank Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum and Michael O'neill for their fantastic support.
£500 Appeal - Display Cabinet Transportation
We have very kindly been donated some display cabinets by Bowes Museum - one of which originally was used at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Due to the size, weight and overall delicacy of these cabinets, the cost of their extraction from their previous location, relocation from Barnard Castle to Bishop Auckland, and installation in their new home at the Hippodrome has been a considerable expense for the museum, although totally necessary to allow the museum to open to visitors in the middle of May 2021.
For this reason we are now looking for donations to assist with these costs, to ensure that the Bishop Auckland People's Museum can continue to be financially secure as we begin our exciting future. We now have over 900 followers for our page, so just a small number of these making a small donation through this gofundme page will make a massive difference. Thank you to anyone who can manage to do this - and we hope to see you in the Museum very soon.
Link to our GoFundMe Page....
The National Autistic Society is running Autism Awareness Week from 29th March - 4th April. We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are to work with charity projects in our communities which support people with Autism, including Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum Find more information about here: http://bit.ly/3dwIsZP
⚠️ ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND CARERS ⚠️
Do you know somebody aged between 16-25 not currently in employment or education? If so, we can help!
Our 4-week free remote course is an opportunity to improve confidence, enhance your CV and gain a recognised qualification all from home!
✨ Benefits are not affected ✨
Course starts Monday 25th January 2021
For more information, or to apply today, please contact Matt Wigmore:
💻 [email protected]
I wonder if anyone could help us?
We are looking to find out some information about Cables taxis so we can make a history board on the company for the Bishop Auckland Peoples Museum
What I first want to say about this post I would like to thank Chris Lloyd for doing such a wonderful piece in todays Northern Echo Memories! Chris did Keith and yours truly proud. Todays issue is worth rushing out and buying a copy…..but watch you do not slip.
The full story during the start of the Covid months Keith and I decided to bring Witton Park back to the future kind of thing Keith being the architect did the map why I sourced the 1881 census re this that and the other Keith embedded them on to this wonderful map you see. I produced the images. Chris Lloyd put his historical magic and this is what you have before you.
As Chris says the map is available on demand £20 for postage and
packing etc Chris as it down as A2 size I would say it is A1.
I have also included an image of a framed map which I will try and hang somewhere in my home! Probably Keith and I are two nutters but we are two passionate nutters and I hope what you see before you bears this out.
Interested in the map email me [email protected]
By the way Folks this is a non profit making exercise it is for the love and passion we have for perhaps the must loved village in England!
Worthy to be hung in any Museum!
This is a photo of my mam and dad, Les and Betty Shoulder, nee German when they travelled down to London to watch the FA Amateur Cup Final