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Photographs of Beamish Museum

© Brian Pears, 2001, 2002

A selection of photographs taken at the North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish, Co Durham.

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Tram 196 at the Main Entrance Tram Stop.

Gateshead 10 and Tram 196 at the Main Entrance Tram Stop.

Sheffield 264 at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Sheffield 264 pictured between Pockerley and the main entrance.

Gateshead 10 arrives at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Newcastle 114 at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Newcastle 114 at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Newcastle 114 heads for the Main Entrance.

Newcastle 114 heads for the Main Entrance.

Newcastle 114 heads for the Main Entrance.

Dogs beware!

And there were other dangers too!

The 'Happy Days' charabanc between the Main Entrance and the Pockerley Tram Stop.

The 'Happy Days' charabanc nearing the Pockerley Tram Stop

Shed beside Pockerley Manor.

Pockerley Manor viewed from the west.

Pockerley Manor viewed from the west.

Orchard at the side of Pockerley Manor.

Jorden pushing a wheelbarrow.

Jorden pushing a wheelbarrow.

Grinding Wheel.

Pockerley Manor from the formal garden.

Pockerley Manor from the formal garden.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Billy working in the Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Billy working in the Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Formal Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Water trough in the garden of Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable Garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Small Garden off vegetable garden at Pockerley Manor.

Jorden and Billy working outside the gardens at Pockerley Manor.

Jorden and Billy working outside the gardens at Pockerley Manor.

Buildings on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Pig Sty at Pockerley Manor.

Shed on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Stable on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Horse Stabled on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Horses Stabled on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Inside Stables on the east side of Pockerley Manor.

Midden at Pockerley Manor.

Pockerley Manor viewed from the east.

Pockerley Manor - Wood ready for the winter.

Wood pile at Pockerley Manor.

Cheese Press just inside the back door of Pockerley Manor.

Back Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Back Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Back Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Pantry at Pockerley Manor.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Kitchen Hearth at Pockerley Manor.

Jorden and Seb in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Lisa and Fiona in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Lisa working in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor. Making and using quill pens.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor. Making and using quill pens.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor. Baking demonstration.

Kitchen of Pockerley Manor. Baking demonstration.

Bread Oven in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Julie cleaning the brasswork in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Fiona hard at work in the Kitchen of Pockerley Manor.

Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Desk in the Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Desk in the Parlour at Pockerley Manor.

Linen Press at Pockerley Manor.

Four-Poster Georgian Bed in the Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Sampler in master bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Matty in the Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Master Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Four-Poster Bed in the middle bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Child's Truckle Bed in the middle bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Middle Bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Bathtub in the middle bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Storage Room at Pockerley Manor - Note the man-traps hanging on the wall.

Storage Room at Pockerley Manor.

Storage Room at Pockerley Manor.

Billy in the Storage Room at Pockerley Manor.

Chests containing Grain in the Storage Room at Pockerley Manor.

Fiona in the storage room at Pockerley Manor.

Jennifer in the storage room at Pockerley Manor.

Two lovely 1825 ladies in the storage room at Pockerley Manor.

Servant-lads bedroom at Pockerley Manor.

Ground Floor of the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Staircase in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Hearth in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Fiona and Annie working hard in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Ken in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Window in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Passage to small bedroom in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Spinning Wheel and Carders in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Cupboard Bed in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Cupboard Bed in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Old House at Pockerley Manor.

An 1825 farm lad in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Julie and Jorden in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Candle-Making in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Candle-Making in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Bedroom in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Sampler on the bedroom wall in the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Roof area above the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

Roof area above the Old House at Pockerley Manor.

The Town from Pockerley Manor.

The Town from Pockerley Manor.

A Passing Train viewed from Pockerley Manor.

The Great Shed of 1825.

The Great Shed of 1825.

The Great Shed.

The Great Shed.

Locomotion under repair in the Great Shed.

The Great Shed.

1822 Locomotive in the Great Shed.

Engine Drivers' Bothy in the Great Shed.

Engine Drivers' Bothy in the Great Shed.

Balance in the Great Shed.

Drawing Office in the Great Shed.

Drawing Office in the Great Shed.

Drawing Office in the Great Shed.

Cart and Farming Implements in the Great Shed.

Cart and Farming Implements beside the Great Shed.

Farming Implements near the Great Shed.

Railway Wagons.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion'.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion'.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion'.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion'.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion' hauling carriages.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion'.

Replica of George Stephenson's 'Locomotion' hauling carriages.

View of Pockerley Manor from the 1825 Railway.

Future Project. The Flint Mill on the Beamish Burn will be reconstructed and form part of a reconstructed 1825 village and landscape.

Future Project. The Flint Mill on the Beamish Burn will be reconstructed and form part of a reconstructed 1825 village and landscape.

One of the museums many working horses.

One of the museums many working horses.

One of the museums many working horses.

Notice advertising Ploughing Competition.

Off for a day working in the fields.

Off for a day working in the fields.

Personal transport in 1913.

Personal transport in 1913.

Personal transport in 1913.

A Cartload of Manure.

A Cartload of Manure.

Putting Manure on a Field.

Putting Manure on a Field.

Putting Manure on a Field.

Putting Manure on a Field. Two weeks or so later, the manure is spread and ploughed in.

Pack Horse near Pockerley Manor.

Pack Horse near Pockerley Manor.

Pack Horse near Pockerley Manor.

Pack Horse near Pockerley Manor.

Off for a day working in the fields.

Off for a day working in the fields.

Fields beside the road from Pockerley to the town.

Fields beside the road from Pockerley to the town.

Fields beside the road from Pockerley to the town.

Fields beside the road from Pockerley to the town.

Fields beside the road from Pockerley to the town.

Pockerley Manor from the road.

Tram 196 at the Pockerley Manor Tram Stop.

Tram 196 sets off for the Town.

Tram 196 sets off for the Town.

Happy Days charabanc collecting passengers at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Happy Days charabanc collecting passengers at the Pockerley Tram Stop.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Happy Days charabanc heading for the town.

Blackpool 31 heading for Pockerley from the Town.

Blackpool 31 heading for Pockerley from the Town.

Newcastle 114 approaching the town from Pockerley.

Newcastle 114 approaching the town from Pockerley.

Newcastle 114 approaching the town from Pockerley.

Sheffield 264 leaves the town heading towards Pockerley.

Sheffield 264 heading towards Pockerley from the town.

Sheffield 264 heading towards Pockerley from the town.

Exterior of Barclays Bank.

Inside Barclay's Bank.

An Elegant Clock in the Bank.

Inside Barclay's Bank.

Clerk at Barclay's Bank.

Bank Manager's Office.

The Strongrooms downstairs at Barclays Bank.

The Strongrooms downstairs at Barclays Bank.

Inside a Strongroom.

Inside a Strongroom.

Downstairs in Barclay's Bank.

Downstairs in Barclay's Bank.

Water Fountain of 1878 from Consett.

'Penfold' Pillar Box in the Town.

Sweet Shop and Sweet Factory.

Inside the Sweetshop.

Inside the Sweetshop.

Inside the Sweetshop.

Inside the Sweetshop.

Inside the Sweetshop.

The Sweet Factory

The Sweet Factory

Sweet Shop, Newspaper Office, Stationers. Sun Inn, Ravensworth Terrace.

Passage to Stable Yard, Stationer's Shop and Newspaper Office.

Interior of Stationer's Shop.

Interior of Stationer's Shop.

Interior of Stationer's Shop.

Printing Works above shop.

Newspaper Office.

Stable Yard.

Inside the Stables.

Inside the Stables.

Stable Yard.

The nearly completed Covered Display Yard beside the Stables.

Inside the nearly completed Covered Display Yard beside the Stables.

Fire Hydrant beside the Stable Yard.

The Sun Inn.

Bar in the Sun Inn.

Serving a Pint in the Sun Inn.

The Snug in the Sun Inn.

Ravensworth Terrace.

The Front Room of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

The Kitchen of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

The Kitchen of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

The Master Bedroom of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

The Front Bedroom of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

The Small Bedroom of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

Sampler in the Small Bedroom of 2 Ravensworth Terrace - the Music Teacher's house.

Two 1913 ladies outside the Dentist's Surgery at 3 Ravensworth Terrace.

Dentist's Waiting Room, 3 Ravensworth Terrace.

Dentist's Upstairs Wating Room.

Dentist's Upstairs Wating Room.

Dentist's Surgery.

Dentist's Chair - 3 Ravensworth Terrace.

Open Wide - Seated in the Dentist's Chair at 3 Ravensworth Terrace.

Dental Workshop , 3 Ravensworth Terrace.

Drawing Room at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace.

Kitchen at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace.

Kitchen at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace.

Master Bedroom at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace

Master Bedroom at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace

Nursery at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace

Nursery at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace

Nursery at the Dentist's Residence, 4 Ravensworth Terrace

Dentist's Bath and Shower, 4 Ravensworth Terrace.

Dentist's Toilet, 4 Ravensworth Terrace.

Solicitor's Office - 5 Ravensworth Terrace.

Solicitor's Clerk's Office at 5 Ravensworth Terrace.

Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

Inside Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

Inside Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

Hot-Oil Powered Vehicle .

An Early Daimler - Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

A Model T Ford - Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

Model T Ford - Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

Cars for Sale - Beamish Motor and Cycle Works.

The Co-operative Store in the town.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

Loose Biscuits on sale in the Grocery Department of the Co-op.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

The Grocery Department of the Co-op.

Drapery Department at the Co-op.

Drapery Department at the Co-op.

Drapery Department at the Co-op.

The Lamson-Paragon Cash System - hollow balls carried cash to the cashier and brought change back.

Cashier's Office at the Co-op.

Co-op Drapery Dept - door to offices.

Co-op Office .

Co-op Manager's Office.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Dorothy arrives back from lunch - Hardware Department of the Co-op.

Dorothy arrives back from lunch - Hardware Department of the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Hardware Department at the Co-op.

Co-op Hardware Department.

Polishing the metalwork at the Co-op Hardware Department.

Polishing the metalwork at the Co-op Hardware Department.

Pillar Box outside the Park Gates.

The Bandstand in Redman Park.

Redman Park.

Gun on display in Redman Park.

Gun on display in Redman Park.

Sun Dial in the Park.

Park Bell.

Water Fountain on the park wall in the town.

Children in period costume.

Children in period costume.

Ice Cream.

Ice Cream.

The Happy Days charabanc preparing to leave the town.

The Happy Days charabanc preparing to leave the town.

The Happy Days charabanc heading off towards Home Farm.

Newcastle 114 loading in the town.

Newcastle 114 loading in the town.

Daimler Double-Decker in the town.

Daimler Double-Decker in the town.

Blackpool 31arrives at the town from the west.

Blackpool 31arrives at the town from the west.

Blackpool 31arrives at the town from the west.

Blackpool 31 in the town.

Replica Limousine in the town.

Replica Limousine in the town.

Gateshead 10 in the town.

Gateshead 10 loading outside the Bank.

Tram 196 in the Town.

Ladies riding horses in the town.

Ladies riding horses in the town.

Lady on horseback outside the Sun Inn.

Lady on horseback outside the Sun Inn.

Railway Station and Signal Box.

Signal Box.

Inside the Signal Box.

Inside the Signal Box.

Railway Station.

Railway Station.

Luggage at the Railway Station.

Inside the Ticket Office at the Railway Station.

Ladies' Waiting Room at the Railway Station.

NER Locomotive.

Sidings and NER Locomotive.

Large Objects Store under construction.

The Victorian Fun Fair.

The Victorian Fun Fair.

Sheffield 264 between Home Farm and the Town - from the Picnic Site.

Sheffield 264 between Home Farm and the Town.

The Bus on its regular run between the Town and the Colliery Village.

Steam Shovel on display between Home Farm and the Town.

Ringtons Tea Van.

Ringtons Tea Van.

Gateshead 10 outside the tram sheds.

Pockerley Manor barely visible in the trees - taken from the Home Farm tram stop.

The Home Farm Tram Stop.

The Colliery Village from the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Geese at the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Geese at the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Geese at the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Geese at the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Geese on the road - a regular hazard.

The Bus climbing the bank from the Colliery Village.

The Bus reaches the Home Farm Tram Stop.

The Limousine reaches the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Penny Farthing Cycles at the Home Farm Tram Stop.

Colliery Village - Quoits Pitches.

Refreshments on a field at the Colliery Village.

Refreshments on a field at the Colliery Village.

The School.

Notice inside the school entrance.

Cloakroom at the School.

Infants' Classroom at the school.

Infants' Classroom at the school.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

Main Classroom - practical experience of 1913 school life.

School Mistress in the main classroom.

Try this one!

Poster on the main classroom wall.

Coal Fire in the School.

Coal Fire in the School.

School Master in the Main Classroom.

He was eating sweets in class!

A teacher in the main classroom.

Wheeling a Gord in the schoolyard - great fun!

Wheeling a Gord in the schoolyard - great fun!

Hopscotch can be fun too!

Post Box built into the wall of the school.

Two Ladies outside the School Gate.

The Methodist Chapel in the Colliery Village.

The Methodist Chapel in the Colliery Village.

Inside the Methodist Chapel.

Inside the Methodist Chapel.

The Vestry of the Methodist Chapel.

War Memorial which formerly hung in the chapel. [Not on public display].

Engine House at the mine.

Steam-Winder used to raise and lower cages in the shaft.

Signals passed to the Winding Engineman.

Tubs of coal arriving at Bank.

The tubs are weighed.

Coal is emptied down a shute onto the screens.

Screens where coal is separated from stone.

Waste is sent along the gantry to the spoil heap.

Looking over the colliery yard from the gantry.

Locomotive at the Colliery.

Coal Wagons beside the Colliery.

Gantry for carrying waste material from the colliery screens to the pit heap.

Jack Engine used to lower heavy equipment down the shaft and to replace the winder during maintenance.

The Colliery.

Colliery Flag at Half Mast because of terrorist attacks in the USA.

Mahogany Drift Entrance.

Stone commemorating the re-opening of Mahogany Drift.

Looking into the Mahogany Drift.

A party of visitors about to enter the Mahogany Drift.

Down the Drift Mine. Coal-Cutting Machine powered by compressed air - the 'Pom-Pom'.

Carbide Lamp in use down the Drift Mine.

The Coal Face in the Drift Mine.

Engine Shed in the Colliery Yard.

Machinery beside the Engine Shed.

Machinery beside the Engine Shed.

Machinery beside the Engine Shed.

'Coffee Pot' in the Colliery Engine Shed.

No 14 Hawthorne Leslie in the Colliery Engine Shed.

Locomotive in the Colliery Engine Shed.

The Colliery Village - Front of Francis Street.

The Colliery Village - Back Lane of Francis Street.

The Francis Street Water Supply.

The Colliery Village - One of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - One of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - One of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - Pigeon Cree in one of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - Ducks in one of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - Ducks in one of the Pitmen's Gardens.

The Colliery Village - Duck in one of the Pitmen's Gardens.

Flock in one of the Pitmen's Gardens.

Colliery Office - 1 Francis Street.

Colliery Office - 1 Francis Street.

Colliery Office - 1 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Front Room of 2 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 2 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Front Room of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Front Room of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 3 Francis Street.

Kitchen of 3 Francis Street - Clock above hearth.

Kitchen of 3 Francis Street - Grandfather Clock.

Kitchen of 3 Francis Street - Sewing Machine.

Colliery Village - Netty in Back Yard of 3 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Front Room of 4 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Front Room of 4 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 4 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Kitchen of 4 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Tin Bath in the Back Yard of 4 Francis Street.

Colliery Village - Mangle in the Back Yard of 5 Francis Street.

An Old Railway Carriage used as a Hut - Back Lane of Francis Street.

Tricycle and Cycle in shed behind Francis Street.

Drying Clothes beside the back lane.

Pip the Pit Pony beside the pit cottages.

Pip the Pit Pony off duty.

Pip the Pit Pony off duty.


[Last updated: Saturday, 13th October 2012 - 02:02 BST - Brian Pears]