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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.

War Baby Head Banger 1944

I was born in September 1939 just after WW2 had started...My parents who had their house in Waldridge Road decided to move into West Lane to be near my Grandparents while my Dad who was in a reserved occupation was away quite a lot dealing with armoured vehicles. My Grandad had built a shelter within the ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by maps4

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