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Title: Burnopfield & the Turnpike Road Revisited.
Description: Seaham, Durham, The People's History. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 1902527917) Soft Cover. 128 pp,9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Burnopfield is another link in our chain of villages - including Byermoor, Marley Hill and Sunniside along the Turnpike Road - inextricably linked to the coal industry. Although best know for its famous neighbours, the coal owners Bowes & Strathmores of Gibside Estate, Burnopfield had other industries and grew into a thriving community. Arguably the 'Capital' of our villages and not just because it had the much appreciated Grand Cinema, but because there was a far larger community in bygone days which attracted a better choice of shops and always seemed to be a hive of activity. Like all of our villages now, community spirit seems to have waned, possibly due to the demise of the coal industry. This book reminds us of the gentler days when people did seen to care more for each other and pull together, even through the dreadful days of two World Wars and many other hardships." Interior - greetings notation on contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good.

Keywords: Durham, England, Local Histories, Tanfield, Gibside, Byermoor, Fellside, Marley Hill, Sunniside, Hobson Bank, Tyne, Coal Mining, Pits, Collieries, Miners, Locomotives, Lintz Collery, Corporal James Arthur Cook, Co-Op, Churches, Schools, Jack Uren, Tommy A

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 26037

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