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Website update: Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Beamish Township

Posted by HelenEdith on September 14, 2008

After our ride on the steam train, we caught the anti-clockwise tram to the Township. There is a lot to see there, and we really didn’t get time to do it all justice, even though we missed out Pockerley Manor altogether.

I found the Township to be hugely nostalgic. I saw things that were still that way within my memories from the early 1960s, like the long counter in the grocer’s shop – and all the goods piled on shelves behind the counter with a movable ladder for the assistant to fetch them down. We also visited the draper, the garage, the sweet shop and the stationer’s – with the printer upstairs. I could go back and spend another day there easily!

My pictures are here: Helen Stephenson’s North East England Holiday Pictures – October, 2007 – Beamish Township

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