Brotton, Skelton Lane c.1955

Brotton, Skelton Lane c.1955

Neg. B317011


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Skelton Lane leads down through the commercial centre of Brotton. It is flanked on the right by a row of very old stone cottages that appear to lean to one side but nevertheless stand to this day - no doubt a testament to those who built them! The slip road on the left-hand side leads through to a grid-work of streets of Victorian houses, presumably built to house the miners who came to live in the area during the mining boom of the 1870s and 80s.

Memories of Brotton, Skelton Lane c1955

View From Chemists Corner

I remember this view very well as my father was the pharmacist in the chemist shop which was just behind where this picture was taken .Also, in the same block was Bainses bakery and grocery store. I lived there from 1956 to 1963.

A memory of Brotton by steeleye

Memories of Brotton

Happy Memories Of A Simpler Time

I grew up in Brotton from aged 5 to 20, 1966 to 1981, living on Marshall Drive the whole time. My sister is still there. School was at the old primary school at the top of the hill, daily 1/3rd of a pint of milk, and extra if there were leftovers. Caned twice by William Hesletine for generally being one of ...Read full memory

High Street Near Green Tree

This photo is taken looking from 'The Green Tree' along High Street towards Carlin How. The Methodist Chapel is situated on the extreme left of the photo before the Post Office. Next to the Post Office is 'Dollo's' shop, a small shop selling everything. A couple of doors down on the left is the shoe shop run by ...Read full memory

A memory of Brotton by Kay Grainger

Childhood Memories

My whole childhood, teenage years and early adulthood was spent in Brotton. I lived at the 'top end' between the Green Tree and Chemist Corner. I have many happy memories of life in Brotton - attending the infant/junior school and forging many friendships along the way. The boys used to do sword dancing and the girls ...Read full memory

A memory of Brotton by Kay Grainger

Bottom Of Our Street

This is looking down the street towards St. Margaret's church at the bottom on the right. The opening on the left leads to some bungalows on the left and further leads to the playing fields with swings, slides, sea-saws and football fields. (Now this leads onto an estate with new houses, hospital and school). Opposite ...Read full memory

A memory of Brotton by Kay Grainger
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