Welcome to the Home Page for News, History, Opinion and Photos from a Tyneside Community


News Updates

The village in winter... more
News Stories

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2010 Mar 09
March 2nd 1860 Commemoration...more
2010 Jan 21
Burradon and Camperdown Forum’s Annual Children’s Pantomime...more
2009 Dec 7
Evening Chronicle Mural report...more
2009 Sept 7
Evening Chronicle "1860 Commemoration" report...more
Work on the old school site has begun

 

 

A Quick Guide to the Site!

Image Galleries

Hundreds of Images old and new, including: Historic | The Colliery | Schools | New Primary School | FarmTower House | Recent Photos  Galleries of recent events are also featured in some of our News Archive pages.

Visit our Video section for clips of Burradon and Camperdown from around fifteen years ago. 

 

The Burradon and Camperdown Forum

News Updates

Forthcoming Meetings
Date
Agenda
06-Apr-10
Environment
04-May-10
The Community Centre and the Wellbeing Centre
01-Jun-10
Highways and Traffic
06-Jul-10
Northumbria Police
03-Aug-10
Annual General Meeting

 

A residents' association who are the driving force behind this website and the vast improvements made in the community over the past ten years. Read the latest Newsletter and Minutes of monthly meetings, or learn about the history, goals and achievements of the organisation on the Forum Section Page. See the changes made to the village in the last ten years by downloading this photo document (Microsoft Word). The beginnings of the Forum's challenge were chronicled by Tyne Tees Television in two videos from 1998 and 2000.

Read one of the many articles and newspaper reports of past Forum projects including: Re-Decication of the War Memorial (Nurse's Cottage) | The construction of a Millennium Green | Creating a  Pit Wheel Colliery Memorial |  Refurbishment of the Mining Disaster Scroll.  All include photo galleries.

See archived Forum newsletters:  Newsletter 15 | Newsletter 14 | Newsletters 6, 8, 11, 12, 13

Heritage and History

On the Heritage Section Front Page is a comprehensive range of articles, and links to background information, covering the history of Burradon and Camperdown.
Articles include: Prehistoric | Village Names | 1066-1819 | 1820-28 | 1829-58 | 1859-94 | Village Social Conditions | The Co-operative Society | 1895-1914 | 1915-present | Burradon Bowling Club, by Ralph Wilson | 1950s-1960s Planning Applications

See also Memories of local residents from the 20th Century including: John Litt: On the Farm | Honor Weightman: memories ; school | Diana Daniels: Putting the Tank to Bed;  Office Row |  Elizabeth Bowden: Leaving the Colliery Rows | Chris Wray: Camel's Hump | Irene Coates: Day Trips; Ball Boy for NUFC | John Robinson: Poems on the Coal Industry

The Colliery Disaster of 1860 has its own section where you can read in detail of this tragic event and see a list of victims.

  • Recommended first time reading would be Honor Weightman's detailed and entertaining recollections of early 20th century life, or the beginnings of a coal mining village in the 1820-1828 article     

Services and Links

Need a local service or information? Burradon Juniors Football Club, Church services, sporting events, Craft Club, social care or your member of Parliament, the Links page is sure to have what you are looking for.

The Heritage section also carries a comprehensive list of links highlighting the history of the North-East, including: A site dedicated to North East folk music and a site of 3D reconstructions highlighting various scenes from the North's past, including Woodhorn Colliery workings.

Where Are We?

In the Maps section there is a wide assortment of dates and scales. Modern location maps can be found on the Section Front Page, but the section also includes historic mapping: Pre-OS Maps |1st Edition OS 6 inch c.1858 | 2nd Ed c.1894 | 3rd Ed c.1915 | 4th Ed c.1940 | Boundaries and Field Names Map | Hill Head Farm 1800

Thinking of visiting this picturesque village? Visit the website of Burradon Farm Cottages for details of accommodation in a rural setting.