Victoria Garesfield

  • Description

    A COLLIERY VILLAGE THAT WAS... - How Things Were - by Billy Thompson (1942 - 2015). "On January 4th 1942 I was born into a mining family in the small colliery village of Victoria Garesfield in the North East of England, some 7.5 miles South West of Newcastle. The mine around which life was based was closed in 1962... then little by little, building by building, house by house, my village was erased from the landscape and has all but disappeared. Today, as I write, anyone happening to pass by Victoria Garesfield will most certainly admire the beauty of the place, few, however might imagine that just some fifty or so years ago it was home to a whole mining community....."
  • Owner

    Billy Thompson (1942 - 2015)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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