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Contents of History Club Archives Relating to the Village

Category Information Held
The Front Street Various photographs showing views of the street through the years
Views of the Village Photographs showing areas of the village
Map showing South East Division of the Easington Union
Map of Greenhills Estate 1872 & 1873
Map showing Standish Estate (Ludworth)
Map showing Spearmans Estate (Thornley)
Map showing Wilkinsons Estate (Wheatley Hill) 1875
Photo of Doreen Foster at the top of First Street (where Doctors Surgery now stands)
Gassey Gutter 1960's
Railway line leading to Thornley Station
Shopping Various photographs of shops throughout the village
Share Pass Book, Sherburn Hill Co-operative Society
Shopping bills for wedding catering 1938/1939/1973
Bill for a Bush Radio from Allen & Co
Herons Shop Window
2 photographs of Thornley Road Garage
1917 - Envelope addressed to Dr Steel, Thornley with Wheatley Hill PO stamp
Copy of a bill from Tonks Hardware, Wingate, for items bought by J Davison, Farmer of Ludworth
Programme for cinemas in Wheatley Hill and Thornley
Housing Various photographs of housing throughout the village
Boys of Stephens Terrace, 1930's
Children of Lynn Terrace, 1940's
Peter Lee Cottages
Photo showing washing day in Gullock Street, 1930's
Improvement grant in respect of 11 East View, 1972
Provident Home Insurance Policy 1919 - T Shevels
Rent book for 36 Henderson Avenue 1936
Prudential Home Insurance Policy 1931 - W Carr
Rates papers for No 11 East View, 1973
List of householders in Wingate Lane at time of slum clearance, 1961
Copy of the Wingate Lane slum clearance order, 1961
Map showing new housing in Wingate Lane, 1961
Primitive Methodist:

Wesleyan Chapel:

Church of England:

Photographs of events and buildings etc of the Patton Street Methodists
Preachers plan of the Thornley Circuit 1914 - 1916
Peter Lee's speech celebrating the 50th Jubilee of Patton Street Chapel 1923
Jubilee Booklet 1923
Accounts of Patton Street Chapel 1880 - 1914
Memorial Service Information - Rev Ronald Brown
Article from Internet: Invasion of an Ancient Stronghold - Durham, Haswell, Thornley and Spennymoor - information on the local circuit
Reopening ceremony 1958
1950's photo - young people's fellowship

15th Anniversary Souvenir Book of the Young Peoples' Fellowship

Wheatley Hill 1946 Church of England: Baptism Certificate - Eleanor Gutteridge
Selection of photographs
Selection of photographs showing groups, events, buildings etc
Church magazines from 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1943, 1944, 1949, 1950, 1966, 1995 - Present Day
Blotter Year Book 1953/54
Institution of Rev A Pugh 1970
Order of Service - Marriage of Rev G Graham 1964
Newspaper article - All Saints Choir
Church Magazine 1964 (Thornley)
Church Magazine 1954
Photograph - tea at Church Hall
Photo showing 1970 church garden party
Church Magazine 1954
Burials and Chapel of Rest: Estimate for a memorial stone 1908
Receipt from Wingate Parish Council for providing headstone and enclosure in Wheatley Hill Cemetery
Death Certificate - Abraham Walker
Pubs and Clubs:

Workingmen's Club:

Soldiers & Sailors Club:

Constitutional Club:
The Colliery Hotel (1 Photo)
The Wingate Tavern (3 Photos)
The Coronation (2 Photos)

History of the club by B B Aitken
Accounts for 1909, 1960
Photograph of Male Voice Choir 1920's
Newspaper article 1970's
Photograph of Excelsior Male Voice Choir
Newspaper articles on 100 years of WMC in Wheatley Hill

Club Cards 1944-48, 1945
Newspaper article and photoof opening of the club in 1955
Newspaper article concerning closure of the club in 1977

DVD - Christmas Party, 1987