Feb 142011

Today, thanks to help from our CIO in Northumberland, we have started pages on patrols and OB’s in County Durham.

The first site to be looked at here was Hetton Le Hole

Stephen Lewins has spent sometime documenting the location of this OB and his findings can be seen here

There were also known patrols at Birtley, Haswell, Kibblesworth ,Wheatley Hill , Boldon Colliery and Washington.

Can you help with anymore info?

  One Response to “Auxiliary Units in County Durham Added”

  1. In the mid 1970’s The Talbot Inn in Bishopton Co Durham has a 1960’s newspaper cutting in a glass case on the wall detailing the presence, membership and location of the Bishopton Auxiliary Unit. The paper would probably have been the Evening Gazette or The Northern Echo.

    This disappeared when the pub was “done up” into a restaurant rather than a village pub in the 1990’s. It may still exist in the building away from the public.

    I recall that the operational base was built into the bank of a stream near the bridge to the local windsurfing lake.