A wide selection of photos showing Trimdon people from late 1800’s to early 2000’s, most contributed by website visitors.

If you can add any names, dates etc. to any photo please let us know!!

A brief description of each photo in this gallery:
Gallery section (1) 1-24 (2) 25-48 (3) 49-72 (4) 72-96 (5) 97-120 (6) 121-144 (7) 145 –

  1. ‘Cock’ Lowe, Deaf Hill miner. Photo taken by Harry Kellett, and uploaded courtesy of David Kellett 26th Feb 2017
  2. Albert John Elvin and wife Jean Scott, photo courtesy of Vanessa Davis, 11th Sept 2018
  3. Albert and Jeanne Elvins children. My grandad Benjamin Whitley Scott Elvin is in the middle with the long hair! With his brothers and sisters. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Davis, 11th Sept 2018
  4. Jean Scott (Elvin), photo courtesy of Vanessa Davis, 11th Sept 2018
  5. Albert John Elvin, photo courtesy of Vanessa Davis, 11th Sept 2018
  6. Reverend Frederick Albert Rainbow (1886 – 1967). Information courtesy of Cliff Thornton, 26th Aug 2016
    I am not sure of the years of his tenure at Trimdon, but I know that about 1920 he was vicar at St Mary Magdalene.
    Presumably he lived in the vicarage opposite the church. I found this photo whilst looking through the old bible of the Gamble family who lived in Trimdon about 1910 – 1920.
    Grace Gamble was born in 1907, and used to help look after Rev. Rainbow’s children.
    The obituary of Mary Florence Elinor RAINBOW (who became the famous novelist Mary Stewart) stated that she learned to read at 3 years of age in Trimdon, where her father was vicar.
    **Much more info on Mary Stewart and Rev.Rainbow can be found on ‘Mary Queen of Plots‘, courtesy of Allison.
  7. Trimdon AFC; left to right W. Tweddle, J.G. Hamilton assistant trainer, R. Goodchild, R.G. Armstrong, J.Fletcher – Queens Park Rangers, J. Scott, A. Barr starter, H. Loraine trainer. Courtesy of Alistair Mills
  8. Back of Trimdon AFC postcard, courtesy of Alistair Mills
  9. Hamilton family at Crimdon – Left to right – Willie, George, Bella and Jack with Emily kneeling. Approximating Emily’s age would date photo at 1931. Photo courtesy of Alistair Mills.
  10. Hamilton siblings in Lord Street. – Left to right standing – Mary, John George (Jack) and William (Willie), seated is Emily. Emily was born Feb 1919 would date photo at 1920. Photo courtesy of Alistair Mills.
  11. Emily Hamilton; Emily is the girl in the front row with pigtails, Girls Missionary Auxillaries, September 1931. Photo courtesy of Alistair Mills.
  12. Isabella Salley, known as Bella is 2nd from left in 2nd row down. For date of photo approximation – Isabella was born in Elderslie, Scotland 1884, moved to Trimdon in 1892 so my guess is 1896. They lived in Lord St. Isabella married John George Hamilton. Photo and information courtesy of Alistair Mills
  13. 12 and 13 Cross Row 1960 – courtesy ‘The Cardinal’
  14. Back yard 12 Cross Row, The Planton. C1960 – courtesy ‘The Cardinal’
  15. Tommy Hoban with St Williams football team?
  16. The Alf Gray band
  17. Pic of my Nana (Annie Redden, Meadow Rd) from ‘Gala Day’ late 60s in Trimdon Village. Not sure of the names of the other 2 ladies on either side. I think one was Mrs Rowley who lived down the street from us in Roseberry Rd and Mrs Rose? Courtesy of Derek Wilkinson.
    Update 19/3/15 from Dianne Wall (Dixon); Fortune teller is Rose Dixon (my Mam) and caveman is Ada Curly.
  18. This is an old one with my Nana Annie Redden front row (middle of the three females) Probably taken Trimdon Grange. Courtesy of Derek Wilkinson
  19. Harry Baldwin courtesy of M. Willey
  20. RAF apprentices circa 1937 – Ronald Collins (sitting 3rd Left) ex Wellfield Grammar School and Trimdon Grange. Courtesy of Brian Collins
  21. Birkett Sisters – Photos of my Birkett familly who lived in Trimdon from the 1840’s to the 1920’s courtesy of Lesley Austen
  22. The Bluecaps – Eric and Tony – at Trimdon Station Welfare Hall :Eric Whitehouse
  23. The Bluecaps at Trimdon Station Welfare Hall 1962? :Eric Whitehouse
  24. The Bluecaps at Trimdon Station Welfare Hall 1963? courtesy Eric Whitehouse
  25. Trimdon Grange miners – William Collins is standing back right.. Others unidentified. Photo courtesy of Brian Collins
  26. Bus Trip 1947 – Harold Collins, Ronald Collins, Gladys Collins, Ronnie Elliot, Sarah Collins, William Collins and Gilbert Elliot
  27. Trimdon Labour  Club – Ante Greathead in centre. Back row LtoR: P. Smith; F. Tinkler; J. Firbes; R. Cawthorn; E.G. Beamson; H. Dunn; E. Dodsworth; W. Robson; C. Proctor. Front row: W. Slee; W. Bullen; A. Greathead; J. Clifford; G. Hodgson
  28. Back of Labour Club photo
  29. Bill Parkes, Tony & Cherie Blair, Joan Parkes (former Thompson, nee Welch) outside their bungalow, Lilac Grove, Trimdon Village, 1997. Courtesy of Brian Collins
  30. Day at Crimdon – Centre front: ‘Nan’ Peel (Hall) 2nd left back Betty Glaister, far right Jenny Errington.
  31. Davison’s Pot Shop
  32. Elliot and Bessie Robson courtesy George Robson
  33. End of Shift
  34. File0001 – No details
  35. Hurworth Burn farm 1962 courtesy of George Dixon
  36. Hurworth Burn farm 1962 courtesy of George Dixon
  37. Trimdon Grange Junior Mixed School Choir (early 70’s) Irene Collins (7th From left Front) others unidentified. Courtesy of Brian Collins
  38. Miners Gala 1963 – unfurling the new banner 19th July 1963.  LtoR: R. Beamson, A. Greathead, R. Bellas, J.Slater MP., J. Fletcher, R. Pratt, T. Bentham, H.Wilson MP., K. Fairless, M. Pratt, T. Dalkin, J. Ford
  39. Back of Miners Gala 1963
  40. Hannah Robinson, Trimdon Colliery 1929 school photo – moved to Trimdon Village 1933
  41. Henry Robinson, Trimdon Colliery 1929 school photo – moved to Trimdon Village 1933
  42. Hilda Collins at Aycliffe Angels reunion
  43. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  44. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  45. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  46. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  47. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  48. Photo provided courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  49. Jack Robson courtesy of George Robson
  50. James Robinson, Trimdon Colliery 1929 school photo – moved to Trimdon Village 1933
  51. James Birkett 1848 Jane Hall 1854, Lizzie, Eleanor, John, Adam, Dorthy and baby James Francis – Photos of my Birkett familly who lived in Trimdon from the 1840’s to the 1920’s courtesy of Lesley Austen
  52. James Francis Birkett 1887 – Photos of my Birkett familly who lived in Trimdon from the 1840’s to the 1920’s courtesy of Lesley Austen
  53. Jane Hall, Lizzie and baby Ivy — Photos of my Birkett familly who lived in Trimdon from the 1840’s to the 1920’s courtesy of Lesley Austen
  54. John Adam Birkett 1884 – Photos of my Birkett familly who lived in Trimdon from the 1840’s to the 1920’s courtesy of Lesley Austen
  55. John Gully – whose money (winnings) helped to sink the first pit at Trimdon Colliery.
  56. Labour Party Banner
  57. Raymond Trevena. He lived in Laurel Crescent for many years until he died in 1990. (Thanks to Heather Evans and Susan Walker for this information)
  58. Lizzie, Belle and RobertTempest1921 – courtesy of Marlene Davies(nee Brown)
  59. Mary Ellen Brown with son Bob – courtesy of Marlene Davies(nee Brown)
  60. McKeown – no more details
  61. ‘Mum’ Redfern, by Rebecca Redfern, Indiani, USA
  62. Ann and Owen Smith visiting their former Langdale Oval neighbour, Mrs Mary North in 2007
  63. Unknown – Trimdon Village?
  64. Harry and Cecil Botcherby
  65. Celebrating the laying of the foundation stones for the Aged Miners Homes in Trimdon Grange, July 4th 1914
  66. Cycling competion, 1919? – no other details
  67. Tom Hoban (left) Jack Craggs with wippet, Joe Frail? right, Gibson? centre
  68. The Purvis brothers 1918, Ernest and Arthur
  69. Football team, unknown – names on back shown in next picture, as hard to read
  70. Details on back of previous football photo – names on back shown as hard to read
  71. Unknown Trimdon social event
  72. One of the local pubs? – probably Trimdon Grange, Rose Street
  73. Wesleyan Chapel concert party
  74. Wesleyan Chapel concert party
  75. Party from Hartlepool who visited pit
  76. Miners Gala, Ronnie Henderson centre, 1970’s?
  77. Wesleyan Chapel concert party
  78. Sons of Temperance ?
  79. Folly companions 1935
  80. Wesleyan Chapel concert party
  81. Happy Wanderers 1940s
  82. GFS pageant in Church Institute
  83. Unknown workers – no more details
  84. Womens Institute at Barnard Castle
  85. Front left Danny Fidiam, Gunner Carter, young master Fidiam?
  86. Details on rear of previous Fidiam picture
  87. Jubilee demonstration Roker Park 1935 – Keep Fit
  88. Deaf Hill Rescue brigade Johnson, Butler, Jackson
  89. Rear of previous photo postcard
  90. Football team, unknown but some details on rear of photo: J.Cartwright, R. Elliot, Jim Young, Orton, Wm. Walton, Jim Fenwick, Kit Darby?, T. Morgan, R. Brownless, Sam Hockerty, J. Wardle, J. Brownless, J. Hogg, M. Walton, J. Carrington
  91. Football team rear of card
  92. Football team 1911-12
  93. Packing soldiers parcels – 2nd war
    Further info courtesy of Betty (Welch) Martin, Canada added 14th Dec 2016
    My mother Lizzie Welch. Right front second left. She may be the youngest one there, she was in her early 30’s.
    Next to her, on her left side facing front,  Mrs Bowman, (not sure of this spelling).
    Facing front,  middle back, Mr Nattress, Deaf-hill mine manager, (or mine owner,?)
    Facing front, on his left side, Mrs Booth.
    Facing front, on his right, half hidden, Mrs Donnelly.
    Full front on left of photo, Mrs Russell, wife of Dr. Tom, the Trimdon doctor, or Mrs Nattress. I’m not sure but think, Mrs Russell.
    There are others on the front right side of the photo, not shown on your website. (I have the original ). Nichol Evans , a prominent member of the Trimdon community . He was married to Jenny Evans, my grandmother Higgins sister. Also behind my mother was Percy Ord.
  94. Wesleyan Chapel concert party
  95. Trimdon Happy Wanderers concert party 1958
  96. Girls Friendly Society visiting St Pauls in the 20s
  97. Unknown – no more details
  98. Unknown – no more details
  99. Ernest Purvis wounded in 1st WW
  100. St Pauls church outing
  101. Wedding – Bob Marley early 1900s
  102. Chemist Mr Dent
  103. Trimdon British legion
  104. Pre-1914, Names on rear of photo: Burdon, G. Hargreaves, Jack Temple, Bob Carter, D. Golightly, John Davidson, Joe Hogg, C. Wood, Kennedy. Sitting: Gunner Carter, John Tom Davison, Archie Langley, Willie Davison, Jack Grieves, Midge Carter.
  105. Pre-1914
  106. Jenny Kell marries Mr Booth
  107. Edward Gaskell headstone, accidentally killed aged 22 at Deaf Hill Colliery
  108. Edward Gaskell aged 22 killed 10th May 1934. An explosion caused a roof fall which crushed him to death. Was to be married two days later. Ambrose Todd, 25 years old, was also killed and they are both buried in St. Paul’s churchyard near to each other.  He was married with two killed.
  109. Mr W Prestons donkeys held by son Tom
  110. GFS pageant in the church institute early 1920s
  111. Deaf Hill Juniors 1928
  112. Whiskered gent is T.L. Scott the renowned chemist, people came from far and wide to consult him
  113. Deaf Hill Villa AFC 1906
  114. Pioneers of the Recreation Ground
  115. Jos Hargreaves, William Makepiece, Tommy Setterfield right -left
  116. Jos Hargreaves, William Makepiece, Tommy Setterfield right -left
  117. Group outside vicarage – no date
  118. British Legion?
  119. Womens Institute at Barnard Castle
  120. Trimdon Male Voice Choir
  121. Unknown
  122. Luke Watson also known as Leather Watson because of his leather business. He also made the Healing red Bottle. Is the uncle of Len watson our veteran runner who still uses the red bottle
  123. Eveline Johnson aged 4
  124. Message from the battle lines, from ‘Jim?’ to a dear uncle
  125. Handwritten message on rear of photo
  126. George Johnson fore-overman deaf Hill 1930s
  127. Model steam engine demonstrated by R. Paul and Mr Seymour
  128. Mr R. Paul showing his model of a steam engine. This type of engine was in use at Trimdon Grange, also Wingate Colliery, about 150 years ago. Only displaced in recent years by electric winders. 11 March 1938
  129. 4 & 5 years old Jack and Harry Hoban
  130. Gladys Carter , nee Nattress date unknown
  131. This photo is of a very young Trisha King (Ashurst) aged 10 the photo was taken in the doorway of number 5 Rodwell Street Trimdon Station about 1944 / 45 ( Courtesy of Eilenn Thirling)
  132. Robert G Nattress colliery manager
  133. Parrish, Defty, Noble, Bob Williams
  134. Quarry workers
  135. Group Photo:
    Details courtesy of Ann Chester (nee Forbes): My Grandad is James Duddin on the left of the lady, 3rd from the end, the one with the pocket watch showing. As far as I know they lived in the Trimdons all of there lives, first at Trimdon Grange and then the Village. My Mother was his daughter, Irene Forbes nee Duddin.
  136. Ann and Owen Smith at the back of Pit Street, Trimdon Colliery in 1942
  137. Ann and Owen Smith behind Pit Street, Trimdon Colliery in 1946/7
  138. Thompsons Red Stamp Store
  139. Ship Inn Hesleden – Trimdoners day out?
  140. Temperance Band – Courtesy of Trevor Jones
  141. Trimdon Wanderers Jazz band
  142. Welfare Dance, Trimdon Station, courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  143. Welfare Dance, Trimdon Station, courtesy of Marian Hockaday
  144. William Robinson, Trimdon Colliery 1929 school photo – moved to Trimdon Village 1933
  145. Granda Wilkinson, Waste Manager at Trimdon & Deaf Hill Colliery (c1900?) courtesy of Fiona Furness
  146. John & Sara Wilkinson outside 3 Russell Terrace, Trimdon, courtesy of Fiona Furness
  147. 3 Deaf Hill Colliery Cottages, Trimdon, former home of John & Sara Wilkinson