Brotton, The Avenue c.1955

Neg. B317003

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The picturesque tree-lined avenue of Brotton contains some fine residences, including, just to the right of this picture, Brotton Hall, a fine Georgian stone house, now converted into a garage and filling station. A row of elegant Edwardian villas can be seen through the trees on the left-hand side.

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 the opening in the photo was located Brotton Hall Garage run by Bruce (garage now gone) selling petrol and doing car repairs. We lived in Cliffe Street which is just on the right of the photo next to the garage - this led to the Bowling Green and tennis courts and an open field where the travelling fair used to set up about once a year. Wilkinson's or the 'bottom shop' is just to the left of the picture and the local phone box was on the pavement next to that.

A memory of Brotton by Kay Grainger

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