Whickham, Swalwell, And Dunston book. by. Alan Brazendale (Contributor). Whickham, Swalwell, and Dunston (Images of Wales). 0752411543 (ISBN13: 9780752411545).
Whickham, Swalwell, And Dunston book. A history of Whickham, Swalwell & Dunston.
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Swalwell is a village in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, in the United Kingdom. It is the only place (meaning town or village) on earth with the exeption of Swalwell, Alberta to have the name Swalwell. On 27 August 1640, an encampment of soldiers. On 27 August 1640, an encampment of soldiers was gathered in the fields north of Whickham church on the slope down to Swalwell. This was part of the Royalist army of King Charles I preparing to fight the Scots.
Whickham was an important coal mining centre from medieval times. Swalwell and the Metrocentre. The Derwent Valley region to the south is home to the beautiful landscaped park of Gibside. Swalwell lies on the east bank of the Derwent where it is crossed by the A1 as the river broadens to become the Derwent Gut before entering the Tyne to the north. Built on previously undeveloped land belonging to the Church of England it was the brainchild of developer Sir John Hall and his firm, Cameron Hall Developments. The talented composer and musician William Shield (1748-1829) was born in Swalwell.
The book, Looking Back at Whickham, is being published by Andrew Clark of Summerhill Books and it will be launched at the history day, with copies for everyone who attends. Secretary Richard Pears noted: "Working together on the book has been a great way to learn more about the history of the area, including some of the earliest coal mining in Britain, waggonways, grand mansions such as Gibside and Ravensworth Castle, as well as more modern landmarks such as the Dunston Rocket.
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Many of the villagers of Whickham joined in the retreat which followed. The fire at the camp ignited a seam of coal which apparently burned for several years in various places including the Coaly Well. On 7 September 1648 a burial took place at Whickham churchyard of a soldier in Cromwell's army which was then camped north of the church. Cromwell is supposed to have stayed in Whickham for two days before marching to Scotland down Clockburn Lane on 25 July 1650 on his way to the battle of Dunbar, crossing the Tyne at Newburn and using the ancient route of the cattle drovers.
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Whickham, England is south of Swalwell and west of Dunston. Whickham has about 16,600 residents. Location: England, United Kingdom, Britain and Ireland, Europe. Latitude: 54° 56' 4. " (5. 456°) north. Longitude: 1° 40' 3. " (. 764°) west. Elevation: 119 metres (390 feet).
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