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Billingham, The Town Centre c.1970

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This view was taken further down the shopping precinct. In the distance are high-rise flats. Towards the right we can see part of the Billingham Forum Theatre, and nearer is the round glass-enclosed staircase to the art gallery. Trees and shrubs are used to break up the hard lines of the modern architecture. The weather canopies and the water feature have since been removed.

Memories of Billingham

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

Billingham Town Centre In The 1970s

I often sit now in the town centre and ponder on the days gone by .. not that I'm that old but Billingham has sadly aged quicker than a tired old dog. The Forum Theatre, and the big name stars that visited it then, are now faded memories, just like the Forum's splendour. I can remember the fish pond and ...Read full memory

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