Welcome to the Home Page for News, History, Opinion and Photos from a Tyneside Community
The Burradon and Camperdown Forum
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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.
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.
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.