Archive for August, 2012

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Little Honeys

Aug 26th, 2012

by admin.

September 7, 2012 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Weekly until December 14, 2012

At 5 Station Rd,Ushaw Moor,County Durham DH7

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers

Starting on 7th September Little Honeys will be meeting at the Hive from 9.15am till 11.30am. Why not pop in and meet other mums and the little honeys and explore play, crafts and a social chat. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the sessions.

via Little Honeys – Ushaw Moor Action Group.


Ushaw Moor Cemetery – Uploads commenced | Last Resting Place

August 21, 2012 1 comment

This week I will be working flat out to complete the upload of Ushaw Moor Cemetery stones. The cemetery is still in use today, but I have concentrated on photographing and documenting the early section of the cemetery from around the turn of the century up until 1955, with one or two slightly later that have been added to those sections. Once again due to its long history with the coal mining industry there are numerous stones recording accidental death for miners of the area. A full transcript is always recorded for any mining accidents and military stones that I come across, so that there is no hold up for researchers of those areas. Keep checking back this week, the upload should be completed by Friday 24 August 2012.

Happy researching,


Ushaw Moor Cemetery – Uploads commenced | Last Resting Place.

“Crazy legs” Thomas leaves hospital bed (From Durham Times)

August 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Five-year-old Thomas Brennan, whose spastic diplegic cerebral palsy leaves him in constant pain and struggling to walk – particularly during cold weather – had a pioneering operation in St Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday.

Yesterday, doctors helped the youngster, from Ushaw Moor, County Durham, out of his hospital bed and took him around ward 12 of the St Louis’ Children’s Hospital in a wheelchair.

Afterwards, from St Louis, Thomas’ mother, Jodie Bussey, told The Northern Echo: “They have had Thomas out of bed briefly in his wheelchair around the ward, but he didn’t like it and only tolerated a short ride due to the pain.”

Doctors were planning to try again late yesterday evening (GMT) and were hoping for more progress.

Earlier this week, staff said Thomas, who calls his condition his “crazy legs”, was making excellent progress and they aid he could be ready to get rid of his wheelchair within six months.

It had previously been thought it could be two years before Thomas would be able to walk freely.

via “Crazy legs” Thomas leaves hospital bed (From Durham Times).

Healthy Horizons Exercise Circuit Class for over 40’s – Ushaw Moor Baptist Church

August 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Circuit class for people aged 40+.

On every Thursday at Ushaw Moor Baptist Church 11am-12pm.

£2 per session. First class free.

The class takes place in the hall at the back of the church, customers should use the back door which enters straight into the hall

The class is part of the Healthy Horizons project which is a partnership between Durham County Council and Age UK  County Durham.

Healthy Horizons is a scheme of over 40 physical activity classes that are specially designed for people over the age of 40 in Durham, Chester le Street and Derwentside.

Health Horizons classes are delivered by Age UK County Durham in partnership with Durham County Council and Derwentside Trust for Sports and the Arts. The project is made possible by the “Changing the Physical Activity Landscape” or CPAL fund.

Fruit and Vegetables at the Hive – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

A selection of fruit and vegetables will be on sale at the Hive 5 Station Road on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 till 2.00, all proceeds will support new community projects. THE HIVE Ushaw Moor Action Group

Five-year-old from Ushaw Moor heads to St Louis for pioneering surgery

August 9, 2012 Leave a comment

A BRAVE schoolboy has today flown to the US for pioneering surgery which medical staff hope will allow him to walk without pain for the first time.

Five-year-old Thomas Brennan, whose spastic diplegic cerebral palsy – or Little’s disease – leaves him in constant pain and often unable to walk more than few steps, is set for potentially life-changing surgery in St Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday.

Thomas, who calls his condition his “crazy legs”, was due to fly from the UK at 2am today with his six-year-old sister Eve, mother Jodie Bussey and grandfather John Nelson, after travelling from their home in Ushaw Moor, County Durham. They are expected to arrive at their destination – three flights later– in the early hours of tomorrow.

Yesterday, Miss Bussey said: “I’m full of self-doubt. Are we doing the right thing? I’m scared.”

Thomas will be on the operating table for between four and seven hours, as surgeons cut into his spine and sever a nerve, causing spasticity in his legs.

If all goes well, he will spend one night in intensive care, followed by a week on another ward.

He could get out of bed for the first time three days after the operation. Even after being discharged, he will have to return to hospital for hours of physiotherapy each day for weeks.

Miss Bussey thanked everyone who had supported the fundraising campaign to date, saying she would always be grateful to the many strangers who had donated.

However, several thousand pounds more is needed. To donate, visit reach-the-moon-andstars

via Brave schoolboy visits US for operation on legs From Durham Times.

Gleeson Launches New Homes Development in Ushaw Moor | New Homes News

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

New homes at Gleeson’s latest County Durham development, Temperance Court, are now available to buy.  The brand new 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes on the development are priced from a very affordable £94,995 with the house builder offering their ‘Fantastic Five’ range of scheme to help buyers purchase a new home.
New Homes in County DurhamTemperance Court in Ushaw Moor is Gleeson’s third development in County Durham with the Sunderland based housebuilder also selling new homes at developments in Newton Aycliffe & Shildon, which have already proved very popular with buyers looking for spacious, affordable homes in great locations.

Gary Anderson, Sales Manager for Gleeson Homes said, “Temperance Court will be a fantastic place to live as it is close the great local amenities in and around Ushaw Moor and has amazing views over the Deerness Valley.  The development is also close to local transport links making it easy to travel to local towns and cities.

Gary adds, “There seems to be a need for spacious new homes in this area and it is great to think we are transforming what was a derelict piece of land into a development of 29 homes priced to suit local people”.

Gleeson is offering its ‘Fantastic Five’ range of schemes on the new homes at Temperance Court.  The schemes are designed to help buyers purchase a new home whatever their situation.  The Government backed FirstBuy is available as well as ‘Aspire’ whereby Gleeson will contribute 5% towards a first time buyer’s deposit.  Assistance is also available for parents who want to help their kids buy their first home as well as a unique ‘Save & Build’ scheme where a buyer can reserve a home at a fixed price and save their deposit whilst Gleeson build their home.

Gary explains, “FirstBuy is really popular at the moment and I am delighted to announce we can offer this scheme at Temperance Court for a limited time.  Gleeson is one of a select number of housebuilders chosen by the Government to allocate FirstBuy funding on its developments.  FirstBuy is the ideal option for those buyers looking for lower mortgage repayments but I would urge buyers to reserve a new home soon as FirstBuy funding will end this December.”

Gleeson’s Sales Office at Temperance Court is now open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday.  For more information please call 07554 415705 or visit

via Gleeson Launches New Homes Development in Ushaw Moor | New Homes News.