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Easington District Council (1974 - 2009)

Reference: ND/Ea 01

Catalogue Title: Easington District Council (1974 - 2009)

Area: Catalogue

Category: Local Authority Records

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Catalogue Description

Records of Easington District Council
deposited on long­term loan

10 September 1986 (Acc: 1782)

5 October 1989 (Acc: 2017)

26 June 1990 (Acc: 2076)

21 January 2004 (Acc: 3247)

6 December 2005 (Acc: 3466)

7 July 2008 (Acc: 7188)

15 September 2008 (Acc: 7217)

The website of the former Easington District Council is archived on the British Library's UK Web Archive http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/26017855/source/alpha

Catalogue Contents

(Ref: ND/Ea 2/1-3)

Second Deposit

(Acc: 2017)


Seal register, 25 January 1974, 9 April 1974 - 2 March 1977
Document format of ND/Ea 2/1


Seal register, 3 March 1977 - 18 August 1978
Document format of ND/Ea 2/ 2


Seal register, part indexed, 18 August 1978 - 14 January 1980
Document format of ND/Ea 2/3

(Ref: ND/Ea 3/1-9)

Fourth Deposit

(Acc: 3247)

Records concerning brass bands


A short history and introduction to Horden Colliery Band, n.d., [1900 - 1969]
Document format of ND/Ea 3/1


National Registry of Brass Bandsmen Registration Card for J. Donnelly, 28 April 1953 - December 1969
Document format of ND/Ea 3/2


Newspaper cutting entitled 'The Sound O' Brass: Harry Carries On Despite Adversity', with photograph captioned 'Mr. Harry Nicol (67), of Cotsford Park, Horden, Plays Cornet in Horden Colliery Band', n.d., [1969]
Document format of ND/Ea 3/3


Programme for a brass band contest at Easington Miners' Welfare Hall, 26 April 1970
Document format of ND/Ea 3/4


Newspaper cutting from Durham County Advertiser Series , entitled 'Big Sound of Brass Bands'; and photograph, captioned 'Horden Colliery Band After They Won The Championship Section at an Easington Colliery Contest', 1 May 1970
Document format of ND/Ea 3/5


Newspaper cutting from Peterlee Chronicle, entitled 'Big Sound of Success from Horden Band'; with photographs, captioned 'Kevin and Steven Lamb, both Members of Horden Colliery Band' and 'Horden Colliery band, Proof of the Popularity of Brass Bands', 8 May 1970
Document format of ND/Ea 3/6


Newspaper cutting from Northern Daily Mail, entitled 'Horden Brass Band in Bid For National Trophy'; with photograph, captioned 'Bands, banners, and bonhomie - three of the principal features of the annual Durham Miners' Gala. Following the bands in the traditional parade to the racecourse, where the crowds are addressed by Labour Party and miners' leaders, come the representatives of the various miners' lodges. Pictured here, proudly displaying their banner are members of the Horden Lodge', 15 October 1970
Document format of ND/Ea 3/7


Newspaper cutting from Newspaper cutting from Sunderland Echo, entitled 'The Great Expectations of Horden Brass Band' and sub-titled 'All set for Blackpool contest', 15 October 1970
Document format of ND/Ea 3/8


Score for Life Divine, composed by Cyril Jenkins, [n.d.]
Document format of ND/Ea 3/9

Records relating to the Owens family (Ref: ND/Ea 3/10-14)

Certificate appointing of Edwin Owens as an authorised person as qualified for 'the searching of persons on entering the mine'; as qualified to 'Examination of Safety Lamps'; as qualified to 'carry an ambulance box'; as qualified to 'attend to electric engines in the Low Main Seam'; and as qualified to 'examine the state of ropes, chains, and other similar appliances of the mine which are in actual use below ground in the Low Main Seam', 9 April 1919 - 12 December 1936
Document format of ND/Ea 3/10


Membership book for Durham Miners' Association: Easington Lodge, belonging to E. Owens, 2 July 1937 - 6 May 1938
Document format of ND/Ea 3/11


Certificate of the marriage of Edwin Owens of Easington Colliery, and Sarah Isabell Thompson of Washington, at the church of Washington, Holy Trinity, 5 June 1920
Document format of ND/Ea 3/12


Correspondence between Edwin Owens, 25 Allen Street, Easington Colliery; Mann, Longden & Mann, Somerford Buildings, Sunderland; Longden, Mann & Longden, Somerfield Buildings Sunderland; concerning the purchase, by Edwin Owens, of 8 St. Nicholas Street, Easington, 21 August 1921 - 24 November 1926
Document format of ND/Ea 3/13


Letter to Frances King from Kenneth H. Warrell, 150 Coates Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, concerning the Owens family of Easington and documents associated with them, 1 July 1999
Document format of ND/Ea 3/14

Records concerning the Easington Colliery disaster (Ref: ND/Ea 3/15-18)

Order of Service for 'A memorial service for the men who lost their lives in the disaster at Easington Colliery', at the Church of the Ascension, Easington Colliery, 29 May 1951
Document format of ND/Ea 3/15


The magazine of the Church of the Ascension, Easington Colliery, June 1951 - July 1951
Document format of ND/Ea 3/16


Letter from the Chairman of Easington Rural District Council, Council Offices, Easington, to the residents of Victoria Cottages and Pipe Works Cottages, Howden-le-Wear, Bishop Auckland, concerning 'Easington Colliery Miners' Disaster Fund' with donation for £7 12s. 0d., 25 June 1951
Document format of ND/Ea 3/17


Letter from Joan Moss, 39 Albert Street, Crook, to Councillor A. Burnip, concerning a previous letter about 'Easington Colliery Miners' Disaster Fund', 30 May 2001 Originally attached to ND/Ea 3/17
Document format of ND/Ea 3/18

Records concerning Easington Colliery (Ref: ND/Ea 3/19-20)

Newspaper cutting, entitled "Crowd scenes from the Gala" containing nine photographs, captioned: "Kibblesworth Lodge"; "Vane Tempest Lodge"; "Langley Park Lodge"; "Sacriston Lodge"; "South Hetton Lodge"; "Dawdon Lodge"; "Eppleton Lodge"; "Seaham Lodge"; and "The 'ghost' banners from the lodges of closed down pits make their way home at the end of Gala Day". The age of the Wooley Lodge banner at the front is given away by the fact that it carries the heading Durham Miners' Association. In 1947 the pits were nationalised and the headings changed to the National Union of Mineworkers', n.d., [1969]
Document format of ND/Ea 3/19


Newspaper cutting of a photograph, captioned: "Back to their sorrowing village go Easington Colliery Lodge, from Durham Miners' Gala. They were remembering the two gala eve deaths in the pit", n.d., [1969]
Document format of ND/Ea 3/20

Records of Horden Council School (Ref: ND/Ea 3/21-29)

Log book for Horden Council School, Girls' Department, 10 May 1909 - 21 July 1950
Document format of ND/Ea 3/21


Copy of a letter from the District Clerk, concerning the irregular attendance of a pupil, 20 June 1944 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/22


Copy of a note concerning an accident during P.T. in the school hall, 9 September 1946 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/23


Letter from the Divisional Education Officer, Education Office, Holly House, Easington, Easington Colliery, to Miss P. Nichol, Girls' Modern School, Horden, concerning the appointment of caretaker's helpers, 25 October 1948 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/24


Proposal for visits to places of educational value or interest for fieldwork or for rambles, etc., 17 May 1946 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/25


Proposals for visits to places of educational value or interest for fieldwork or for rambling, etc., 27 February 1948 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/26


Proposals for visits to places of educational value or interest for fieldwork or for rambles, etc., 6 May 1948 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/27


Proposals for visits to places of educational value or interest for fieldwork or for rambles, etc., 9 May 1949 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/28


Proposals for visits to places of educational value or interest for fieldwork or for rambles, etc., 19 May 1952 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/21
Document format of ND/Ea 3/29

Records of the parish of Dalton-le-Dale (Ref: ND/Ea 3/30-37)

Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (no. 6), September 1920
Document format of ND/Ea 3/30


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (no. 173), June 1934
Document format of ND/Ea 3/31


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (no. 175), August 1934
Document format of ND/Ea 3/32


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (No. 178), November 1934
Document format of ND/Ea 3/33


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (no. 181), February 1935
Document format of ND/Ea 3/34


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (cover missing), March 1935
Document format of ND/Ea 3/35


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (cover missing), April 1935
Document format of ND/Ea 3/36


Dalton-le-Dale parish magazine (no. 185), June 1935
Document format of ND/Ea 3/37

Records concerning Horden war memorial (Ref: ND/Ea 3/38-39)

Order of service at St. Mary's, Horden, for the dedication of a tablet to commemorate the men of Horden who fell in the Great War, 9 April 1921
Document format of ND/Ea 3/38


"Souvenir Programme of the Form of the Service for the Unveiling of the Cenotaph", Horden public war memorial, 26 June 1949
Document format of ND/Ea 3/39

(Ref: ND/Ea 3/40)

Records of Thorpe Isolation Hospital
Formerly known as Easington Institution


'Matron's Admission and Discharge Book' for Thorpe Isolation Hospital, 3 January 1938 - 25 May 1945
Document format of ND/Ea 3/40

Records of the Seaham Lifeboat disaster (Ref: ND/Ea 3/41-46)

Newspaper cuttings; notes; programme for the naming ceremony of the lifeboat The Will and Fanny Kirby; Remembrance Day lesson; draft speeches; and correspondence between Daily Herald , 2 Chester Street, Oxford Road, Manchester; Durham County Constabulary, Chief Constable's Office, Aycliffe, Darlington; T. Mackenzie, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Whitehall, London; Councillor J.T. Dawson, 41 Windsor Road, Seaham; The British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Piccadilly, Manchester; Longhill Quoit and Social Club, Windermere Road, West Hartlepool; Connie Pickard, Friday Live , Tyne Tees Television Unit, City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; K.J. Amos, 50 Dereham Way, Poole, Dorset; Mrs. E. Gippert, 119 Derwent Close, Seaham Harbour; F. Miller, 20 Eskdale Road, South Bents, Whitburn, Sunderland; W. Ward, Hon. Secretary, Seaham Police Welfare Club, Police Office, Seaham; Councillor J. Dawson, Easington District Council, Seaside Lane, Easington, Peterlee; Bill Johnson, 30 Ryde Terrace, Catchgate, Stanley; all concerning the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster of 1962, 7 November 1962 - 5 April 1982
Document format of ND/Ea 3/41


Newspaper cuttings; minutes of Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Fund Committee; receipts; cards; memoranda; list of Fund beneficiaries; balance sheets; trust deed between Trustees; loan details; statements of account; Treasurer's reports; notes; and correspondence between Council Offices, Seaside Lane, Easington, Peterlee; Charity Commission (Northern Office), Graeme House, Derby Square, Liverpool; Mrs. A. Willey, 39 Norton Avenue, Northlea, Seaham; Secretary, Charity Commission, 14 Ryder Street, St. James, London; Council Offices, St. John's Square, Seaham; Mrs. E. Gippert, 119 Derwent Close, Seaham; Mrs. E. Firth, 68 Viceroy Street, Seaham; Mrs. E. Brown, 1 Shaw Street, Seaham; Mrs. M.A. Brown, 17 Marlborough, Seaham; Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Lifeboat Office, 1 New Street, York; J.T. Dowson, Chairman, Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Fund Committee, 41 Windsor Road, Seaham; 55 Windermere Road, Westlea, Seaham; Inland Revenue, Seafield House, Waterloo Road, Seaforth, Liverpool; L. Webster & Co., 6 Tempest Road, Seaham, all concerning the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster of 1962, 19 November 1962 - 16 September 1992
Document format of ND/Ea 3/42


Trust deed of The Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Fund 1962, 1 January 1968 Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/42
Document format of ND/Ea 3/43


Photograph of a group of seven men, possibly the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Fund Committee, receiving a cheque from the mayor of Seaham towards the Fund, n.d. Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/42
Document format of ND/Ea 3/44


Photograph of two men shaking hands, possibly the mayor of Seaham handing a cheque to the Chairman of the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Fund Committee, n.d. Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/42
Document format of ND/Ea 3/45


Photograph of a group of men, possibly on their way to the Seaham Lifeboat Disaster Memorial Service, including the mayor of Seaham (third from left), n.d. Originally enclosed in ND/Ea 3/42
Document format of ND/Ea 3/46

Records of a lifeboat (Ref: ND/Ea 3/47)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Inshore Rescue Boat Engine Log, 3 March 1970 - September 1972
Document format of ND/Ea 3/47