Geography: Chester-le-Street

Points of interest in Chester-le-Street, County Durham,England. In Anglo-Saxon times, the name of the settlement that grew up around the Cuneceastra or Conceastre burn was combined with the English word for a Roman fort, which was shortened over time to Chester, the name used locally for the town to this day. However, ‘Chester’ is a common name for towns in England, and in the Middle Ages the second part of the town’s name, ‘Street’, for the Roman road that ran through it, was added. The first record of the name as ‘Chester upon Street’ is reported to be given in the Universal etymological English dictionary of 1749. At some point, the name was shortened to the modern form (“Chester-le-Street”, [s.d.]). QUOTATION Although born and raised in the vicinity of Glasgow, George “Jock” Purdon, as one of the Bevin Boys who were conscripted to work in the coal mines of the United Kingdom from December 1943 until 1948, started working in the coal pits in Chester-le-Street, marrying and remaining there after the Second World War ended in 1945. With firsthand experience of both the hardships and the cameraderie that develop in such communities, he became known as “the miners’ poet” due to the large number of poems and songs that he wrote revealing the spirit of those plucky souls who man the coal face (“Jock Purdon”, [s.d.]). Purdon also poignantly described many of the mining disasters of the time, including the following: “Black rosette on the ’Scotia banner, Dull black crepe over waving gold, Fifty dead is the ... reckoning” (GUEST.Andy, 2008). SOURCES “Chester-le-Street”. [s.d.]. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester-le-Street [2012, June 27]. GUEST.andy. 2008. “Nova Scotia pit disaster”. Available: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=55142 [2012, June 11]. “Jock Purdon”. [s.d.] Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_Purdon [2012, June 11]. Enjoy this puzzle? If so, then maybe you'd like to check out my book of word search puzzles that is now available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Towns-Villages-Situated-Along-TransPennine/dp/1530873045/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480482199&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=louis+henderson+word+search.

Chester-le-Street
Points of interest in Chester-le-Street, County Durham,England. In Anglo-Saxon times, the name of the settlement that grew up around the Cuneceastra or Conceastre burn was combined with the English word for a Roman fort, which was shortened over time to Chester, the name used locally for the town to this day. However, ‘Chester’ is a common name for towns in England, and in the Middle Ages the second part of the town’s name, ‘Street’, for the Roman road that ran through it, was added. The first record of the name as ‘Chester upon Street’ is reported to be given in the Universal etymological English dictionary of 1749. At some point, the name was shortened to the modern form (“Chester-le-Street”, [s.d.]). QUOTATION Although born and raised in the vicinity of Glasgow, George “Jock” Purdon, as one of the Bevin Boys who were conscripted to work in the coal mines of the United Kingdom from December 1943 until 1948, started working in the coal pits in Chester-le-Street, marrying and remaining there after the Second World War ended in 1945. With firsthand experience of both the hardships and the cameraderie that develop in such communities, he became known as “the miners’ poet” due to the large number of poems and songs that he wrote revealing the spirit of those plucky souls who man the coal face (“Jock Purdon”, [s.d.]). Purdon also poignantly described many of the mining disasters of the time, including the following: “Black rosette on the ’Scotia banner, Dull black crepe over waving gold, Fifty dead is the ... reckoning” (GUEST.Andy, 2008). SOURCES “Chester-le-Street”. [s.d.]. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester-le-Street [2012, June 27]. GUEST.andy. 2008. “Nova Scotia pit disaster”. Available: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=55142 [2012, June 11]. “Jock Purdon”. [s.d.] Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_Purdon [2012, June 11]. Enjoy this puzzle? If so, then maybe you'd like to check out my book of word search puzzles that is now available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Towns-Villages-Situated-Along-TransPennine/dp/1530873045/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480482199&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=louis+henderson+word+search.

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