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Opening of Washington Liberal Club

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This is a photograph of the opening of Washington Liberal Club by David Steele. This photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/326/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Folk Singing on the Village Green

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This is a photograph of a Folk Performance on the Village Green in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1960's. Reference: 5417/110/3 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | socialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | folksinging | villagegreen | performance | folk | washingtonuk | 1960s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | the1960s | celebration | gathering | crowd | differentthemes | striking | interesting | town | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | 1964 | redevelopment | change | records | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | tyneweararchives | music | newindustry | nissancarfactory | landscape | industry | industrial | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | boy | lawn | shadow | monument | cross | step | buildings | people | performers | cloud | sky | window | glass | wall | roof | chimney | pram | stick | costume | crosskeys | badge | beard | musicalinstrument | stone | daylight | happy | tree | branch

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Folk Singing on the Village Green

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This is a photograph of a Folk Performance on the Village Green in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1960's. Reference: 5417/110/2 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Clan Motor Company

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This is a photograph of Alan Conley driving a Crusader at the Illuminations Rally, 7th October 1973. The Clan Motor Company operated in Washington, UK. Reference: 5417/214/2 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | alanconley | crusader | illuminationsrally | clanmotorcompany

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The Play Park

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This is a photograph of a Child playing in a Park in Washington, UK. The Photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/8 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Rifle Club

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This is a photograph of the Local Rifle Club in Washington, UK. The Photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/6 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Synchronised Swimmers

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This is a photograph of the Local Synchronised Swimmers in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/5 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | colour | synchronisedswimmers | local | washingtonuk | 1970s | humanity | swimming | pool | bathingcostumes | girls | tiles | water | uniform | attentive | preoccupied | smile | laughter | serious | cityofsunderland | newindustry | communitylife | redevelopment | hats | pattern | reflection | armsfolded | rested | vacantspace | portrait | momentous | seated

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Contemporary Dancers

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This is a photograph of a Dance Performance taken in Washington, UK at some point in the early 1980's. Reference: 5417/470/4 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | contemporary | dances | man | woman | dancer | washingtonuk | early1980s | colour | letter | pole | balance | concentration | eyesclosed | meditation | poignant | inward | deep | expression | storytelling | redevelopment | newindustry | humanity | freemovement | necklace | upright | standing | loosefittedclothing | openspace | self

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Rifle Club

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This is a photograph of the Local Rifle Club in Washington, UK. The Photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/2 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | gun | precision | rifle | club | local | washingtonuk | humanity | men | nighttime | reflection | light | target | shooting | marker | barrel | bullet | projection | weapon | range | trigger | concentration | focus | beard | cleanshaven | moustache | serious | comradeship | jumper | coat | trousers | competitive | competition | 1970s | dark | redevelopment | newindustry | colour | opencoat | electricwiring | switch | window | glass | sill | standingupright | mount | barrier | openspace

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Rifle Club

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This is a photograph of the Local Rifle Club in Washington, UK. The Photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/3 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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The Play Park

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This is a photograph of a Child playing in a Park in Washington, UK. The Photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | colourphotograph | child | playground | washington | playing | boy | 1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | sunderland | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstpresident | unitedstates | georgewashington | 1964 | changes | newindustry | abstract | redevelopment | nissancarfactorywashington | records | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | landscape | 19641988 | 21stseptember2013 | unusual | children | bar | metal | steel | equipment | clothing | skin | hair | blur | shoelaces | shoes | shorts | teashirt | shoe | circle | happy | holding | hand | fingernail | arms | legs | feet | body | closedeyes | lips | teeth | nose | fence | plant | debris | stripes | shadow | light | knee | elbow | smile

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Scalextric Club

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This is a photograph of the Local Scalextri Club in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/470 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | cars | socialhistory | colourphotograph | digitalimage | localscalextriclub | washingtonuk | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | 1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | town | cityofsunderland | tynewear | industry | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | 1964 | newindustry | transformation | changes | nissancarfactory | redevelopment | economy | society | gathering | interaction | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | 196488 | oldchapel | bluehouselane | heworthroad | corner | standing | seated | racetrack | modelcar | table | room | wall | interior | ceiling | light | window | reflection | interesting | unusual | sponsor | sticker | letter | material | fakegrass | steeringdevice | cord | teashirt | hair | men | glasses | moustache | beard | spectator | participant | companionship

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A BMX Park

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This is a photograph of a Local BMX Park in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the 1970's. Reference: 5417/151 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | bicycles | abstract | industrial | bmxpark | 1970s | washington | unitedkingdom | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | bicycle | helmet | slope | children | adults | supervising | coat | buildings | lightpost | light | brick | wall | roof | window | frame | glass | plate | numberplate | wheel | metal | chain | shoe | trousers | cityofsunderland | interesting | unusual | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | ancestors | firstpresident | america | georgewashington | 1964 | newindustry | transformation | redevelopment | nissancarfactory | economy | recordsofthewashingtondevelopmentcorporation | landscape | 196488 | albanypark | track | grass | soil | vehicle | carpark | vegetation | sky | grain | mark | glasses | hair | standing | cycling

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Cycle Race in the Town Centre

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This image Documents a Cycle Race in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Reference: 5417/146/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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northeastevent | community | nostalgic | development | newtown | social | leisure | entertainment | hobby | sport | socialhistory | blackandwhitephotograph | sportsphotography | cycling | washingtonheritagecollectionsportandleisure | cyclerace | towncentre | washington | unitedkingdom | late1960s | early1970s | washingtonheritagefestival2013 | cityofsunderland | tynewear | coalindustry | washingtonfamily | firstpresident | unitedstatesofamerica | georgewashington | 1964 | nissancarfactory | newindustry | digitalimage | hill | slope | people | seated | spectators | ceremony | competition | awards | handshake | man | stripe | suit | miss | woman | happy | trousers | cap | hat | socks | shoe | shorts | teashirt | interesting | striking | letter | motto | sponsor | cheer | glass | beer | drinking | boy | shirt | hair | head | standing | platform | pole | banner | signage | sign | cloth

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Cycle Race in the Town Centre

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This image Documents a Cycle Race in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Reference: 5417/146/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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Cycle Race in the Town Centre

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This image Documents a Cycle Race in Washington, UK. The photograph was taken at some point in the late 1960's or early 1970's. Reference: 5417/146/1 This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013. The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington. However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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