Willington

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Willington is a former-pit town in County Durham, England. It is in the foothills of the Pennines and near the River Wear close to Crook and Bishop Auckland. Like many communities in the area, Willington’s economy was largely based on coal mining. The closure of the colliery in 1967 therefore hit the town hard and the town has struggled to recover.

Along with a Co-operative supermarket, many small independent shops thrive in the village such as an independent butchers, fruiterer, hardware shop and pet shop. There are currently six pubs operating in the village, along with a microbrewery, The Gambling Man Brewing Company.

Note: this page is partly based on a Wikipedia page. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Where possible, text is being updated to original, fully referenced research. ‘Our photos’ means we took the photographs. The Street View and street map visuals are courtesy of Google.

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