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Billingham, Cleveland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Billingham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Best Days Of You Life?

I was lucky enough to attend Bede Hall. We had a terrific staff team in those days - Clive Bell, Peter Dixon, the late Annie Woodward et al. The whole experience was mind blowing, as the mix of administered and self discipline was a whole new ball game. I have to say, it worked very well at the time, although ...Read full memory

A memory of Billingham by Dot Laird


Billingham Campus School consisted of four halls - Bede, pictured in the foreground, Davy behind and Faraday furtherst away.  The fourth hall, Stephenson was about 800 yards away, not pictured.  There was a sports block with a swimming pool which can just be seen to the left of this photograph.

A memory of Billingham by Lyn Wells

Those Were The Days

I was still a teenager, 17 years old and my baby brother at school at Bede Campus. I escaped the campus by virtue of it not having been completed when I passed the 11+. The town centre in Billingham was still being built, and we used to hang out in the park - John Whitehead. In those days, pleasures were simple, ...Read full memory