Memories of Bishop Auckland

Witton Park/Escomb School Sports

i attended witton park school and was junior boy sports champion then attended escomb school and was sports champion in 63-64 have been trying for years to trace the shields cups from both to complete my family history i used to live at the baltic at the top end of witton park, if anyone can help me ...Read full memory

School Years

I used to go to school in Rushyford (Windlesone Hall) and we used to go to Bishop Auckland every other week. I remember there used to be some green cabins in the market place that used to sell burgers and the like, and a department store - I think it was called Doggarts. Correct me if I am wrong. We used to go there to eat... the best years of my life.

Grocery Stores

My grandfather Thomas Edwin Mantle had a grocery and creamery in Newgate Street. He died before I was born but strangely my father Herbert Clayton eventually had his own store in Newgate Street, it was called H Clayton esquire, family grocer. I was two years old when we moved to Redcar in Yorshire. So I have no memories of my birthplace.

Mount School

On September 15, 1949, I started attending Mount School at the ripe old age of 4 1/2. The School was located in the Market Place. I travelled with a small group of students from Eppleby to Darlington and then on to Bishop Auckland on the United bus number 1 which stopped quite near the front door of the school. The ...Read full memory

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