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14th Battalion ''D'' Company, picture was taken in 1918, Sergeant Jake Embleton is marked with a cross above his helmet. On November 30th 1918 Jake was presented with a gold watch by the New Hartley Soldier and Sailor committee as a token of esteem on the occasion of him being awarded the Military Medal on October 9th 1918
Hartley Mains locomotive ''27'' pictured at Seaton Delaval colliery in 1937, the main engine shed that is still standing can be seen in the left corner of the photo (now Dallas Carpets). Number 27 was built in 1908 by Kiston & Co for the Great Western Railway before being transferred to the Cardiff Railway. The engine was bought by Hartley Mains Coal company in 1934. This was one of the first engines that my dad worked on when he started work in the engine shed in the picture in 1948, he says he could stand up inside the firebox as it was so big!