EPW060860 ENGLAND (1939). The Co-operative Wholesale Society Cabinet Works, Pelaw, 1939

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Title [EPW060860] The Co-operative Wholesale Society Cabinet Works, Pelaw, 1939
Reference EPW060860
Date 28-April-1939
Link
Place name PELAW
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 429847, 562313
Longitude / Latitude -1.5338917824608, 54.954488474751
National Grid Reference NZ298623

Pins

Looks like a 2-6-2 tank engine, a class V1 or V3, both much the same.

John Wass
Friday 7th of July 2017 08:24:55 PM
The Primitive Methodist Chapel in old Wardley Colliery. The rare photo is from my website.

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:54:34 AM

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:18:14 AM
Manor House Farm

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:16:04 AM
First St. My photo shows a Cowell/Smith wedding in the street 1915 & gives you an idea of the type of houses they were.

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:12:04 AM

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:08:36 AM

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:06:32 AM
Wardley Colliery Infant School

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 10:04:17 AM
Reservoir St in old Wardley Colliery. The photo shows a glimpse of Reservoir St from my Gateshead East website

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 09:56:17 AM
Bill Quay's 'Boldon Co-op Stores' on the corner of Shields Road & Station Road. The photo shows the Store & across the road is the Presbyterian Chapel

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 09:49:45 AM
Bill Quay Presbyterian Chapel. The photo is from my www.gatesheadeast.co.uk website

N Dunn
Sunday 1st of September 2013 09:47:18 AM
Pelaw Brick Works

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:11:05 PM
Short terraced streets in Wardley Village

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:10:20 PM
Wardley Colliery

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:09:28 PM

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 07:08:39 PM
Large areas on both sides of the railway are covered in clay pits and brick works.

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:15:53 PM
Branch line to Hebburn, Jarrow and South Shields.

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:06:04 PM
3rd.rail electrified track, Newcastle to South Shields.

John Wass
Friday 7th of July 2017 08:35:33 PM
LNER Newcastle-Sunderland Branch

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:04:54 PM
Newcastle Leamside Line (LNER).

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:03:29 PM
Woodgate Gardens

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:02:13 PM
The Co-operative Wholesale Society Cabinet factory

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 03:58:43 PM
Mineral line between the local collieries and the Tyne ports.

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 03:57:08 PM
Station Road leading to Pelaw Station

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 03:52:42 PM
Shields Road (A185)

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Tuesday 27th of August 2013 03:51:11 PM
Footbridge at Pelaw Junction

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 03:49:54 PM

User Comment Contributions

I found this memorabilia relating to the opening of the Pelaw Branch Library in 1935 in the Presbyterian Church Hall in Shields Road. The invitation was to Miss M Lovell who was the librarian. Any further information would be welcomed.

Class31
Monday 7th of April 2014 03:14:52 PM
There is plenty of industrial and railway activity in this image, taken just before the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939. Rail enthusiasts will be aware that some of the former London & North Eastern Railway branches shown here have been transformed in the last 30+ years into the Tyne-Wear Metro light rapid transit system.

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:41:21 PM
The CWS Cabinet and Upholstery factory, shown here at Pelaw, was built in 1902 between the Shields Road and the railway. It was extended in the period leading up to the outbreak of war and was producing a variety of commodities such as drugs, clothing, quilts and bedding, cabinet making, engineering and printing. "Pelaw Polish" was a well known brand from 1912. During World War II, the factory made gliders and components for aircraft. Most of the factories shown in this photo were closed by 1980, although the printing works survived until 1980 and the shirt factory into the new millennium.



The cabinet factory imported raw materials in the form of timber logs by rail and these would be unloaded by electric crane from the old goods yard at Pelaw station.



Ref: Eastern Main Lines: Darlington-Leamside-Newcastle, by Roger R. Darsley, Middleton Press, 2008.

John Swain
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 04:33:16 PM