I was born in Eltringham Street in 1946, we lived with my grandparents Mr & Mrs Wilson. My gran died when I was about four. I can remember the coffin being in the front room - well that was the only room downstairs except ...Read full memory
I was born in the former Mechanics Institute in Derwent Street, Blackhill in 1946 where my grandfather was the caretaker. My name was Ann Wall and my grandparents' name was Redshaw. My mother lived with my grandparents in ...Read full memory
Hello Stephen mate. My name's Paul Hunter, I was born in 1957, I grew up at 6 Bessemer Street, Blackhill. The Jacksons lived at Number 5, Davie Cudden at number four. My dad worked at 'The Company' CIC. I ...Read full memory
A memory in the back of my mind from my mam . Would any one out there remember if there ever was a pond or fountain in the town centre at shotley bridge? My mother was a bell one of 9 i believe . Time ...Read full memory
Born in Mortimer Street in 1937, attended Tin Mill School in 1943 and loved it. My brother had started school in 1942 and I would follow him there every day so Miss Maud said I might as well start school. Gran would pass ...Read full memory
I was born at Dixon Street, Blackfyne, Blackhill, County Durham. My memories are from when I started school in 1943 at the Tin Mill School, Derwent Street, Blackhill, as far as I remmember I did not like it. ...Read full memory
I lived in Blackhill about 1953; lived in Laburnum Avenue. When we moved in I can remember the big coal fire, high mantlepeice, an outside toilet and tin bath. I had freinds in Court Street and Roger Street and ...Read full memory
Born in blanchland street (well Richard Murray hospital) in 1944 . Lived there till 1952 then moved to bridgehill, lived there till married, now living in Scotland but still very interested in all that goes on in Consett.
I can remember Ann Wall, I lived in Eltingham street at the same time. I moved from Blackhill and now live in the USA .
My name is Stephen Yallop. I lived in Blackhill from the early 1960s. I used to live in Gallagher Terrace. I went to the Tin Mill infant school, I remember the teachers as Mrs Dunne the headmistress. Mrs ...Read full memory
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