This was the route over Sunderland Rd, Wardley that the coal trucks used coming down from Springwell to Pelaw Main Staiths Wardley Colliery folk Alyn Stridiron on his trike in 1946 Waggonway St .Gordon his brother loaned most of the recent photos
           
A Wardley Trip in 'Armstrong's' bus possibly 1940s.Anyone recognise the two men? These photos show how the old Wardley houses were built of stone. Another pic of Edna Bellis & little Brenda Senior. An Alan Smith photo of the former Heworth Colliery Manager's house and pit houses on East View Tce
           
The former Heworth Manager's House in East View. In those days the Manager of a Colliery was like a school headmaster & his men were terrified of him Gordon Stridiron's dad Jimmy with the cap on with friends & family Remember the photo of the 'Dilly Line' on Page 384? Well this is it today kindly photographed by Alan Smith.
           
An early poor quality photo of the original Wardley Colliery This is what was left of the Colliery in 1996. A sad sight considering we still have billions of tons of coal in this country A group of Wardley women. Mrs Holdsworth on the left with Mrs Boyd next to her