Links page (1)....Durham & Surrounding Area's.

Some information on this page,was borrowed from a old friend Dave Cook who as a magnificent site about Wheatley Hill (My father was born there) and Thornley (I was born there)

Mining Websites

Coal Mining Industry
Resource Cenrte inc;
National Database of
Coalmining Deaths.

Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre is a great place to visit to obtain a flavour of the village and it's life and times.It is open on Tuesday's and Thursday between 10-00am and 12 Noon and also 2-00pm until 4-00pm.It is staffed with volunteers to help show anyone around and it's opening times are only limited by the number of volunteer's able to help. There is also a guest book which visitor's can sign and is dedicated to Winston Worthington (my cousin)
who lived in the village all his life and passed away last year.

Below..Fireplace on show at Heritage Centre
  Wheatley Hill


Other Web-Sites for Wheatley Hill and Thornley.

The Mothers Club in Wheatley Hill

Ian Worthington's Thornley Web Page

John Parsons Web Page

George Graham Web Page (Oklahoma)

Journal of Thomas W.Russell (A Transcpription).
A great site giving details of everyday life in the village as well as aspects of the coalmine at that time,written in

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