I often visit my Mam, she is 84 now and frail, but knows all about the old pit and the people who lived there and my old town of BURRADON, which quite frankly will never be the same, a wonderful village it is, but the old days were something else. We go for walks around the area where the pit used to be, it's all built over now with a great lot of modern houses and when I see the kids playing I get a lump in my throat because little do they know they are living right on my door step where I loved and played where they are now . . . they will never know the joy of it all.
My grandad he was something else (Bob Wilkinson) worked down the mine all his life, he used to grow leeks and show them in Burradon club, and I remember the long gardens which were full of vegetables and flowers, when I think about it all I have a tear in my eye, I would gladly do it all again. My Grandad died at the early age of 64, as all the men worked hard then, it's such a shame. My Nana and Grandad lived in Annisford Terrace, and we lived in Office Row, what a joy it was them days playing all over and not a single worry.
I would love to see more history about Burradon and it's people.
Well it was a pleasure reminiscing about old times, I could write a book.
The website is a joy and I will keep looking.
Regards Diana ( nee Lynch)
Burradon - A VERY SAD DAY …. A GREAT STEP FORWARD