2013

NZ0763 : Road in Ferry Landing, Ovington

taken 10 years ago, near to Mickley Square, Northumberland, England

Road in Ferry Landing, Ovington
Road in Ferry Landing, Ovington
The chalets at Ferry Landing are used as holiday homes but in World War II they were used to house evacuees. The local name for the chalets is the 'African Village'. This point on the river was the landing for the Eltringham-Mickley ferry. Its existence is recorded in a painting by Arthur Richardson and in an engraving by Thomas Bewick, whose home was nearby on the south side at Cherryburn. In the 1920-30's the ferry was used by miners to travel to the coal mines on the south side of the river, at a cost of 2d. It was operated by the tenant of the Hare and Hounds Inn which used to stand on the opposite side of the river at Mickley Junction. The ferry ceased operation and the Inn was demolished in 1962.
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NZ0763, 19 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 11 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0748 6309 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.7432N 1:53.0827W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 07469 63134
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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