Memories of Boldon Colliery

What Was It Down The Burn

In and about 1960 I was a boy who spent many an hour down the burn, at one end just below the station part of the burn had very sturdy concrete walls at either side, these walls were some sort of supports or foundations, they could have been part of a high bridge from the colliery to the station, possibly ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Late 50s Early 60s

I live in Watford but I was born at 55 South Crescent in 1953, my mother's maiden name was Christlow, they moved to 16 Reginald Street. I remember visiting one time and my cousin Joe Lee used to play the bass drum in the colliery band and I went along to a practice session in the school playground ...Read full memory

The Burn And All The Names

I left Boldon in 1954 aged 7 years but my memories of Boldon remain with me like the footings of my lifebuild, I am sure that life through rose-coloured glasses has had an effect. Amongst the lads in Shelley Avenue I was probably the least agile so when it came to jumping diggers over the burn you can ...Read full memory

Wilton Gardens

I lived in Wilton Gardens No 26, No 22 was Robert Turnbull and his brother Jim, when we first moved there only one person in the street had a car.

Station House

My dad was the Station Master at Boldon Colliery Station from 1952-1959. We lived in that huge house on the station that rattled with every steam train that went through. My brother and I played on the cars and engines that were in the railway sidings. There were a number of kids living in the Railway Cottages and we ...Read full memory

The Railways Of Boldon

I can remember setting off to London to see my sister from Boldon Colliery station and this started my interest in railways. I was hooked and was a regular at the station in the years of 1959 to 1963, trainspotting and being amazed by the variety of trains passing through. Several diverted trains and extra ...Read full memory

Station Cottages

I lived in the Station Cottages at Boldon Colliery from 1949 till 1962. I have a load of happy childhood memories there. We all knew each other in the cottages because there were only 10. I spent all my school years at Hedworth Lane Infants and Juniors and then went on to New Road Comp. Myself (Marjorie Walker) and ...Read full memory

A memory of Boldon Colliery

Denise Nee Young Now Jackson

I remember Wilton Gardens prefabs, and playing with all my friends every school holiday, down the burn and sliding on cardboard down the banks and walking along to the bingo to meet my nana (Edna Young) with her 2 Yorkshire terriers, Tina and Penny, and calling in at the fish shop on the way home. Also ...Read full memory

Brandy Sherry And Beauty And Snaffles

I remember me and Shirley ramshaw getting drunk at our house in hedworth lane in our dinner hour from school, also riding brandy Shirley's pony who taught me how to fall of correctly, and getting my first pony Katie and our allotments, sunny days in hayfield, and hanging out up Davidson and ...Read full memory

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