The Sportsmans Arms

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The Sportsman’s Arms now Known as the Scullery

The Sportsman’s Arms closed on the 05-02-2010 when it closed it was left empty for a few years until a plumbing business opened up a showroom and office in the premises the company owners decided as they were not using all of the building so decided to rent out the old lounge at the rear of the pub

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The Sportsmans Arms Silksworth was once one of the most important buildings in Silksworth

Images taken by Dave Bell

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I took these images from the bottom of High Newport Allotments in May 2010 when the Sportsman’s Arms sadly closed and ended one of the last places that was used and built for the miners and their families of Silksworth very little remains of the miners heritage in Silksworth nowadays

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The once proud sign of the Sportsman’s Arms now looks tired and weary

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Notice the boarded up windows and The Sportsmans Arms sign still swinging as if everything was ok image taken on a wet and windy very cold day

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Close up of the sign on the rear wall of The Sportsmans Arms which closed in May 2010 because of lost revenue caused by very few local people using the public house

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The Sportsmans Arms puplic house built for the miners of Silksworth in 1871 as Silksworth Colliery grew new houses were built for the miners and their families and not forgetting why The Sportsmans Arms built for the miners when they had finished their shifts and to socialise when not working

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Silksworth Colliery shaft was sunk in 1869 In 1871, according to the Census there were approx 800 people living in the Silksworth and Tunstall areas, the local area was mainly farmland and where most people worked on the land.

Tomato’s Grown on High Newport Allotments

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Gardeners Delght seedlngs sown on the 23-02-18 seed bought from Wilkos

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Image of the aluminium greenhouse where I grow my tomato’s the greenhouse is very old and I have been using it for about fifteen years

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I was preparing the tomato’s for the coming season and you can see I have got about half of the greenhouse planted out the seedling are in the background amongst the chaos I have created

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The tomato’s in this image have been planted in their grow pots for about two weeks

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Notice the grape vine growing on the right hand side

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Close up of the tomato’s which have been planted in their grow pots for about two weeks

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The tomato variety shown in this image are my favourite Gardeners Delight which to grow very well and are not suspetable to many growing problems or diseases

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The tomatos look happy enough and seem to be growing well in their grow pots I always use grow bags as the base component for gowing them in

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Notice the grape vine which is a strawbery tasting type in the back ground its looking really healthy and the main thing it tastes great and there are no pips

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It normally takes about a week to get all the tomato plants into their grow pots and the other containers I use

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Fires on the Allotments

  • Correspondance from Sunderland
  • This matter is been dealt with by David Mc Gregor Valuation Technician Corporate Services PO Box 100 Civic Centre Sunderland SR2 7DN telephone 01915612671 Mobile 07880465720 or email david.mcgregor@sunderland.gov.uk
  • Burning of Fires on Allotment sites
  • I would like to your attention that the council is receiving an increasing number of complaints about burning from both allotments and domestic properties within the city this includes reports that rubbish is being brought onto allotments and burnt as well as the normal burning of vegetation, therefore, I have written to all self-managed allotment societies not to allow burning on the allotment site particularly during this difficult time and furthermore that action will be taken against these tenents that do not comply with this reasonable request I would also like to ask that the committee too put up no burning notices at the entrance and around the site please use the notices supplied by the council to use on the notice boards 
  • The council Environment Health Section intends to write to all allotment plot holders to reiterate the request and warn that continued burning will be viewed very dimly and will look to take enforcement action where necessary should you have any queries about anything contained in this letter please do not hesitate to contact David Mc Gregor as detailed above or by telephone on 07880465720
  • Whilst we will work with the legislation that we have to address reported incidents we can't do this alone and I thank you all for your cooperation
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    Potato onions a very old type of onion that grew like potatoes well below the ground no longer grown because of the hard work harvesting them I have grown them for about two or three Seasons but, to be honest, most of them went to seed but the ones that we eat were very tasty I would recommend growing shallots instead especially the French or Italian varieties