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.

Teenage Years

I didn't live in Chester-le-Street (I lived at Fence Houses) but I used to work at Brough's Grocery Store at the top end of the main street and then I went to work at RODNEY DRESSES factory as the wages were a bit better and I was very happy there. My friends and I enjoyed going to the Empire (?) Ballroom which was ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street

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

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