Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955
Memories of Chester-Le-Street
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
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
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
I remember the lad that used to have the hot dog bike on the burns every weekend, that was about 1963. I drove the buses down Chester in 1967. Good times, never to come back.