NZ0737 : Wolsingham Constitutional Club

taken 13 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, England

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 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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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure City, Town centre other tags: Working Mens Club Funfair Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0764 3725 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.8106N 1:52.9731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0761 3724
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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