There's a place just outside Durham called Pity Me
On the outskirts of Middlesbrough there's an area of Eston called California - named after the Californian gold rush, although the miners involved in the Teesside venture were looking for iron ore rather than anything more valuable.
There's lots of old Durham and Northumberland pit villages with odd names - probably due to the influx of people from all over the country who arrived in the area every time a new pit was opened.
had to do a job in near Trimdon so looks on a map to find all next to each other ..........
Trimdon / Trimdon Grange / Trimdon Colliery / Trimdon Foundry / Trimdon Station
spent ages going round in circles finally found it after passing through a place called Deaf Hill.
Just along the road is Coxhoe which sounds like an accident waiting to happen.