Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Seaton Sleuths Sought

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Seaton Sleuths Sought

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Byline: By Peter Taylor

Historians are trying to bring a lost village back to life.

The residents had stone slab floors, oil lamps, gas cannister stoves for cooking, and outside toilets and there was only one water tap for nine homes.

But fond memories live on of the lost Northumberland village of Seaton and now local history sleuths have launched a search for more information about it before it is too late.

It stood between Seaton Delaval and Seaton Sluice, in South East Northumberland, but all that's left today is a stone wall and one or two farm buildings.

Most of its residents were farmers or Delaval Estate workers.

Martin Green, archivist for the Friends of the Church of Our Lady, whose location is still described as Seaton, said the hunt was on for the memories of former residents and any other information and photographs of Seaton.

"The cottages were pulled down in 1958 after being condemned by the local council and residents were moved to the St Ronan's Lodge Estate, at Seaton Sluice. …

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