Sunderland - A lost era
Inspired by seeing a Lampton Tank in steam again at the NYMR Gala, I have revisited this scan of a very fuzzy and purple Agfa slide and hopefully have further improved it since its last airing on the forum. Oh for the quality of today's digital cameras (or phones) back 50 odd years ago. No 42 is preparing a train of empties to take back to the colliery. This was industrial Britain just over 50 years ago. Check out the location today on Google Earth!
"0215 hours, 16th May, 1943. Fulwell Crossing. One Parachute Mine fell on railway crossing, severed the line. Crater 25ft. across 10ft. deep. Serious damage to property of wide area. Two persons serously injured and six slightly injured."
The image is taken from a guide to County Durham and is a line drawing of the church The building of St Pauls church was began in 1850 and the church was consecrated in 1852 before being demolished in the early 1970's. The church was situated on St. Pauls street to the east of Tatham Street The twin monasaries of St Peters and St. Pauls are bidding for World Heritage Status, for more information on the World Heritage Bid please visit www.wearmouth-jarrow.org.uk/