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Holidays In Allendale Northumberland

A Memory of Allendale Town

It brought it all back to me after reading comments by Jeff Garry. The lady he refers to as his 'Nan' was my great aunt Jean. I vividly recollect spending 2 weeks with Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Bob when they lived in the house adjoining the old brewery. Uncle Bob Garry and my grandmother Rachel were brother and sister.
At the time I visited, Jeff's dad George was not married and I remember him as a young mechanic working in the garage at the top of the hill.
I have clear memory of the old footbridge over the river adjant to which was an excellent swimming pool used regularly by the younger members of the Garry family.
I visited Allendale in summer 1984 and met aunt Jeannie in the modern house she then occupied. I believe she died later that year.
I noted at that time that no appreciable changes had taken place to the centre of the town. I still appeared to be the peaceful and charming little town where I spent probably my first holiday.
Fond memories
Jim Banks

A memory shared by James Banks , on Jan 22nd, 2010.

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