External Heritage Links

Burradon/Camperdown You Tube Channel

Go to our channel http://uk.youtube.com/shinkicker1200 for videos relating to mining and Burradon, including

  • Mining in the 1970s
  • Backworth Colliery locomotives 1974
  • Bowes self-acting rope hauled incline waggonway


Local Histories, Images and Background Information

Local Histories of Towns and Villages in Tyne and Wear (Sitelines)
Background information to the history of North East England and local histories based on the archaeological sites and monuments record (HER)
http://sine7.ncl.ac.uk/sl/index.htm

3D Reconstructions of Northern Sites (Past Perfect)
Illustrating various sites and periods throughout history, including a 3D tour through a 20th century coal mine and a medieval village
www.pastperfect.info

Wharram Percy: An Excavated Deserted Medieval Village
Featuring reconstruction drawings of the village as it was
http://loki.stockton.edu/~ken/wharram/wharram.htm

Images of Newcastle and North Tyneside
Two historic themed learning journeys
www.tynesidelifeandtimes.org.uk

Tyne and Wear Museum Collections Online
Objects, photographs and prints (including a Burradon Colliery token)
www.imagine.org.uk

Collieries of the North East
Extensive database of information on collieries (including Burradon and Weetslade) with a collection of photographs of colliery locomotives (including locos used at Burradon) and some archives not available elswhere online (1872 Our Colliery Villages from the Chronicle and 1842 Royal Commission on Children in the coal mines)
www.dmm.org.uk

Collieries of the North East
www.pitwork.net

Structural Images of North East England
Photographic collection of aerial shots and buildings with a kids interactive learning zone
www.sine.ncl.ac.uk

Local Histories of Towns and Villages in Northumberland
Through maps, documents and brief text
www.communities.northumberland.gov.uk

North Tyneside Local Studies
Community histories
www.tynelives.org.uk

Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle
Tour of exhibits (mainly Romano-British)
http://museums.ncl.ac.uk/archive/

Tomorrows History
Photos, maps, archives and community projects of the North-East
www.tomorrows-history.com

North East Folk Music: The Farne Website
www.asaplive.com/farne/home.cfm

Tudor and Medieval Life
www.gotudor.com

 

Archives and Libraries

Northumberland Sites and Monuments Record
www.ads.ahds.ac.uk/

Durham Mining Museum
Records relating to collieries in the North-East, including Burradon and Weetslade, with full listings of those killed in colliery accidents
www.dmm.org.uk

Tyne and Wear Archives
Online catalogue and guides
www.tyneandweararchives.org.uk

Northumberland Record Office
No online catalogue, but the GENUKI website has good information on holdings
www.swinhopemyby.co.uk

Newcastle Local Studies Library
Online catalogue and guides
www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraries1.nsf/a/SiteMap.opendocument

North Tyneside Local Studies Library
Online catalogue and guides
www.northtyneside.gov.uk/newlib/localstudies.htm

Northumberland Libraries Local Studies
Online Catalogue
www.northumberlandlibraries.com

National Archives + A2A
Catalogue of the national archives and a partial catalogue of local archives
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Museum of Antiquities
Archives and collections held, including an aerial photo database
www.museums.ncl.ac.uk

Society of Antiquaries (Newcastle)
Search facility to the contents of their publications
www.newcastle-antiquaries.org.uk

North-East Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
"Custodians of the Industry's Heritage". Online library catalogue. The library houses many important and unique collections, although some are on loan to the NRO
www.mininginstitute.org.uk

Northumberland and Durham Family History Society
Contents of their library and publications
www.ndfhs.fsnet.co.uk

Online Censuses 1841-1891
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census

Online Census 1901
www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Civil Registration
Births, marriages and deaths (and now many more records)
www.findmypast.com

Trade Directories
www.historicaldirectories.org

Parish Registers (IGI)
www.familysearch.org

Published Family Histories
www.ancestry.co.uk