Bowburn Interchange NewsPlease note that we have deleted earlier announcements that were just to say when the next edition would be due. We have left a few items which included other information.
Only selected items of news are now posted on this page.
Please see the link to “past issues”, above, for all editions published since 1996.
The next edition of Bowburn Interchange will be published in June 2018.
Bowburn schools amalgamation [Message posted in November 2017]One of the most important stories for many years will be about the proposed amalgamation of Bowburn Junior School and Bowburn Infant & Nursery School.
Durham County Council formally announced its proposal on 23rd November, starting a four-week consultation period. Views to be submitted by 21st December.
The full proposal can be downloaded here: Full Proposal to amalgamate Bowburn schools.pdf.
Bowburn Interchange 72 (September 2014) [Message posted in September 2014]The latest edition of Bowburn Interchange was published in September 2014. It included features about the forthcoming Fun Day, various recent planning applications, this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala and Bowburn’s Eve of Gala concert, and much, much more. See link to “past issues”, above.
[Message posted in September 2014]
Bowburn Interchange 61 (December 2011) [Message posted in December 2011]The latest edition of Bowburn Interchange went to the printers this week (w/e 10th December). It will be delivered throughout the Bowburn area during the next week.
We are most grateful, as always, to the local businesses who, by advertising in our community newsletter, pay for it to be printed. In this edition, these were:
Armstrong Cleaning Services
Artful Ink Tattoo Studio
Bowburn Hall Hotel
The Barber Shop
Bowburn Post Office
Burgess & Hyder, Dental Practice
Cassop cum Quarrington Parish Council
Clarence Villa Garage
Councillors Blakey & Williams
Coxhoe Post Office
Crowtrees WM Club
Diamond 84 Window Cleaner
The Hair Hair Hut
Hillrise Guest House
JIT Electrical Contractor
NC Plumbing Services
Paxtons Sandwich Bar
Ray’s School of Motoring
Somal’s Lifestyle Express
Winwood & Ridley, Bookmakers
P. Woods, Joiner Service
We wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our advertisers and, of course, to all our readers.
“Blown down in the wind” – tributes to the
Three readers have kindly sent poems, or songs, and
cartoons to mark the end of Bowburn’s Rocket – the
bell spire of Christ the King Church, which blew
down on 3rd October. Unfortunately, space will
not allow us to print them in the next edition of Bowburn Interchange,
though we plan to include one of the cartoons.
However we hope you enjoy them here.
[Message posted in December 2009]
50th Bowburn Interchange (March 2009) [Message posted in March 2009]The latest Bowburn Interchange is the 50th edition since the newsletter was first produced in December 1996.
The first one was put together by volunteers attending a course on journalism and how to produce a community newsletter, organised by Bowburn Village Celebration (B.V.C.), at Bowburn Community Centre.
On page 7 of the latest edition, we show thumbnails of the first 49 front pages.
Issues produced since March 2004 can be downloaded from the “Past Issues” link on this site.
Hard copies of all editions can be viewed at Bowburn Library.
B.V.C. would like to thank all those who, by their adverts, pay our printing costs and make publication possible.
The following local businesses started advertising in Bowburn Interchange at least ten years ago and are still doing so: Anderson’s Bakery, Bowburn Hall Hotel, Bowburn Post Office, Bowburn Tandoori, Clarence Villa Service Station, Henderson, K.&E. Atkinson, R&C Builders and Village Care.
Interchange 50 is due back from the printers on 20th March. Copies will be delivered by volunteers to all households in the village during the following days. A pdf copy can be downloaded from our ”Past Issues” web-page.
Bowburn Mining Memorial (November 2006) [Message posted in November 2006]The following men and boys, who were killed at Bowburn Colliery, will be listed on the Mining Memorial being erected in Bowburn Community Centre. This is the final list unless any amendments are received by 12th November, after which it will go to the engravers.
1966 Adam H. Cowley (60)
1966 Tommy Charlton Calder (50)
1964 Thomas Corner (50)
1963 George (“Micky”) Milburn (42)
1962 William Peverall (48)
1962 James L. Ellerby (50)
1958 John William Hutchinson (41)
1957 Surtees Simpson (57)
1956 Hugh Bryden (18)
1956 Ralph Carter (49)
1953 Joseph Bunce (44)
1952 Henry Morton (25)
1952 William Morgan (49)
1951 Edwin Bryan (53)
1948 Thomas Stoker (55)
1948 James Beattie Bell (46)
1948 Fred W. Crossley (41)
1948 Sidney Blackburn (22)
1948 John T. Rose (39)
1947 William Joseph Bateson (29)
1947 George T. Hogg (59)
1946 James W. Knight (61)
1946 Andrew Smith (53)
1946 John A. Halliday (20)
1945 Alexander Weir (26)
1945 Naisbett Wilson (37)
1944 Joseph Watson (39)
1944 Richard Hewison (45)
1944 Wm. Dennis Gibson (18)
1943 Joseph Blythe (57)
1942 William Scott (19)
1942 Robert William Stapleton (43)
1940 William Thompson (55)
1939 Nichol Swainston (20)
1939 Thomas William Kendle (31)
1938 Michael Richard Marr jnr. (21)
1938 Joseph Hutchinson (43)
1936 Christopher Smallwood (51)
1935 Joseph Platts (51)
1935 John Pennock (19)
1935 James Lawson (46)
1934 George Connaughton (36)
1934 Scott Barlow (26)
1933 Robert Moore (14)
1933 Stephen Allison (18)
1932 William Cowings (58)
1930 John Allison (29)
1925 Thomas Robinson (27)
1923 Edward Cranson (15)
1923 Benjamin Hepple (57)
1922 William Kemp Wheatley (30)
1912 Joseph Ferguson (17)
The following Bowburn miners, who died in colliery accidents after Bowburn Colliery closed, will also be listed.
1990 Thomas Taylor (42) (Westoe)
1982 William Stokoe (53) (East Hetton)
1970 Keith Broom (31) (Metal Bridge)
1967 John Evans (17) (East Hetton)