St Mary the Virgin, Seahams 7th century church. Photo Dave Angus 2003

St Mary the Virgin, Seaham’s 7th century church.
Photo Dave Angus 2003

Experimental site so please have patience whilst i develop it.

There are a few galleries here and some articles, as more material is published i may change the format a little bit so suit what’s happening here

how this site develops is dependant on the use it gets

Welcome to the East Durham Photographic archive. There will be  approx 5000 images to be included here when complete.

Comments are  available for anyone however there will be a slight delay as comments have to be moderated, not all sections have it yet but please have a go so i can iron out any problems..KD

Please leave comments on any thing thing that has the comment box available..trialling this to see how it goes.

Individual picture comments are in the development process




11 Responses to Introduction

  1. christine bell says:

    I am an expat living in Australia. Lots of family in Seaham

  2. pottypotts says:

    This is a great site..and love reading about the people and places of seaham…

  3. Pat Johnson says:

    This is St Mary’s church. It’s one of the oldest in England. It’s lovely inside. It overlooks the sea and it had a pirates grave but vandals got to it so the headstone is kept inside the church. It’s well worth a visit!

  4. Kim morris says:

    Iam very interested to hear from any descendant’s of Henry Anderson from Heligoland. He settled in Seaham Harbour, where he married and had a family,one of which was my grandfather, also called Henry Anderson.

  5. Linda says:

    Hope it all goes well. The Thatchers of Bishop Wearmouth are the family i always look for,

  6. Liz Metcalf says:

    I’m Seaham born and bred, I love reading about the history of Seaham and looking at old photos, there have been a lot of changes over the years, not always for the better though, eg, the closure of the pits

  7. Julie Shuttleworth says:

    My Grandmother worked at Seaham Hall Hospital around 1938 / 39 as a cleaner. I wonder if it is possible to have a copy of the photograph entitiled “Staff at Seaham Hall Sanatorium 1938 / 39”?

  8. Frances Burnip says:

    My mother died in Seaham Hall when it was a sanitarium in 1944. I would love a photo of the hall as it was then, if that’s possible.
    The chronology of the day to day happenings of Seaham is fascinating.

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