This week the we took a walk around the local area. We looked for (and found!) evidence of our mining heritage.
When we did our walk we saw some very interesting things like Stanley market which
is very different to the Stanley we know today. We also saw the Railway Bridge which is now used as a cycle path, However it was used as a coal transporter in the olden days! After some time we went to carry on our walk and we found Oakies so we went to the Oakies fields and knew it was where the evictions happened. Next we found the old Pit Cottages near the woods and the old chapel (which is now blocked off) is were they used to pray to God and say " please make me not get hurt or killed in the mines "
The walk we did to un cover the past actually turned out okay and I saw a lot that I didn't know about already. I didn't
recognise that much at first Then When we
Started to get up the path I started to go in the next to the housing estate I noticed little coal houses along the walls of houses.
Then we started to walk up to Oakes park and had a little look around the area. In the area it was fun, I enjoyed every bit apart from the very large hill that is very painful
To Walk up!
We are Year 4 at Tanfield Lea Community Primary School, a primary school in County Durham who want to broaden our horizons and to show the world what we have to offer.