to Washington,
Tyne Wear, England
Many people, like myself, no longer live in Washington. We grew up there but for all sorts of
reasons we left the town. In my case I came to live in Adelaide, Australia. Our memories, however,
never leave us and there is always the pull to return. Washington is in our blood. This web page is
dedicated to all of the people of Washington, home and away, past and present.
(Yes, I was Audrey Hall before I married.)                                           Audrey Fletcher 2014
Copyright Audrey Fletcher 1983

All  rights reserved

Updated 2014

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The Washington Old Hall
The ancestral home of George Washington
American Independence Day
Celebrations 2002 at the
Washington Old Hall
Washington Family Genealogy     
Traces the royal ancestry of the
Washington Family from 439AD
Please take the time to visit
some of my other web pages listed below
Ancient Egyptians
and the Constellations
This is my most popular website.
It attracted 1.5
million hits in 2012
My mam, Blanche Hullyer who married Joe Hall.
She is pictured here on her 88th birthday: May 4th 2006
in Adelaide, South Australia.
John Stowell's Guided Tour of
the Washington Village Church

Sadly, John Stowell passed away
on 17th January 2013, aged 85.
He will be greatly missed.
By Audrey Fletcher

Updated 2014

This web page is dedicated to
my son, Lynton Alan Fletcher,
who died peacefully at home
on a sunny Sunday morning in
Adelaide, on 23rd September
2007, aged only 31 years.

"Stand tall before God"
The Wreken Dyke
Ground breaking new research into the
esoteric purpose of Roman Roads
in Great Britain
The Lords of Biddick
Traces the genealogy of the Biddick and
Sanderson families. Includes the origin
of the name "Biddick" and also some
information about Cooks Hall.
Shadens Hill
Traces the history of
Shadens Hill from the
Stone Age to the present
Washington Glebe Pit
Includes lots of information and pictures
of the 1908 Disaster
John Stowell's Guided Tour
of the Village Church
Bryan Ferry: A Washington Lad
My Cambridgeshire
Web Pages
I was born at Washington, as was my Mam, Blanche Hullyer. However her dad, William
Richard Hullyer was born at Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire. Also, my Mam's maternal
grandfather was born at Stapleford in Cambridgeshire.
The Hullyer Family of Cambridgeshire

A pictorial history of my Hullyer family of
Cambridgeshire and Washington
The Pirates of Penzance
Washington Grammar School
Production 1938
My Washington Web Pages
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Blackham Hill
An investigation into the
burial site of an
Anglo-Saxon Warrior Chief
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Worm Hill
An exploration of Worm Hill and its
relationship to the spiritual landscape.
Includes "The Legend of the Lambton
Worm" decoded, and my latest discoveries of
Prehistoric Circles at Mount Pleasant and of
a possible Roman Settlement at Fatfield.
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Cist Burials at Fatfield
An account of the discovery
of Early Bronze Age cist
burials at Fatfield in 190
An archaeological history which includes
previosly undiscovered Prehistoric Circular
Enclosures, and also a Roman Fort and Vicus
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The Glebe School 1950
Recollections by John Hall
The Glebe School 1940s
Recollections by John Hall
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The Glebe School 1930
Blanche Hullyer recalls school at
the time of the Great Depression
Identifying casualties of World War I from
Washington, Usworth and Harraton
Washington B&W          
Old black and white photos
of Washington
Updated August 2014
A Tribute to a Local Historian from Birtley                Councillor Thomas Richardson
                                                                                                                           1868 - 1928
Updated November 2014
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Wad thou gan?
This is the title of a film about Washington Men in the Great War,  53 minutes of brilliance funded by HLF and made by
Lonely Tower film. It’s available from
Peter Welsh on DVD for £5 (£1 from each sale to Re.Org Trust) and also free if you go to YouTube
then Lonely Tower then Wad thou gan.

There’s also a new book out called
Washington in the Great War – Whisht Lads  Available from
Peter Welsh for £10 + P&P as well as from Pen and Sword. Again, any that Peter sells gives £1 to
Re.Org which is a trust run by an ex major in the RE, an impressive man from Pelton.

Contact Peter Welsh at petewelshgettysburg@btinternet.com
Updated December 2014