Chester-Le-Street, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Chester-Le-Street and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Albert Street, Chester Le Street, County Durham, On April 3, 1969.

hi am asking on behalf of my mother sharon westlake she was in a housefire on April 3, 1969. it was on Albert Street, Chester-le-Street, County Durham she lost her mother june westlake at 28 yrs and siblings Diane Westlake 2 yrs,Peter Westlake 11 months old,Sandra Westlake ...Read full memory

The Kite Flyers

THE KITE FLYERS The Second World War had just ended before I started school. In that summer the craze in the council estate was for kite flying. Me and my pal Brian used to watch the big lads, Sam,Teddy, Bobby and Ian, flying kites on the Green, just above Murray Road. The kites were made of garden canes split in ...Read full memory

When I Was Young

I was born in Newfield,about three miles from the Street, and recall the pictures very vividly and the comments by one other person about the Empire Ballroom. We used to go there every Friday night for the dance, dressed in our best togs, and had a great time, all for a shilling. We had to run down the main street ...Read full memory