NZ0737 : Wolsingham Constitutional Club

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

Wolsingham Constitutional Club
Wolsingham Constitutional Club
Former Mechanics Institute, now Working Men's Club, on Angate Street at the rear of the town hall, almost hidden by a giant tea-pot and covered cups set up for Wolsingham Fair. The Mechanics Institute was built by Charles Attwood in 1875 who provided it with a large library and regular newspapers.
Wolsingham
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0764 3725 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.8106N 1:52.9731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0761 3724
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Working Mens Club  Funfair 

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