I was born at Auckland Park 1949 and moved to Durham in 1952 when my dad joined the prison service as an officer. Both of my nanas lived in Auckland Park, Henrietta Luke lived 1 Gurnney Valley, and Matilda Young lived 68 William Street. I had fantastic summer holidays spent between both my nanas' homes, we used to go to the 'rec every day. I loved the ocean wave, when the bigger kids got on they climbed up high and you had to hang on tight cause they made it go very fast. I always called at a friend of my Nana Young's on the way back for a drink of pop and a biscuit.
We used to walk down to Eldon Lane picture house and get a bag of chips on the way back. I liked to go to Sunday school at the Methodist chapel just round the corner from the top of Thomas Street. We used to take Nana's dog Nell, for walks up the Lonon, a public path from the front of William Street, and you came out half way up Canny Hill.
When I hear skylarks now it reminds me of those summer walks.
Wonderfull, Happy, Memories.
A memory shared byon May 29th, 2011.
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