Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Memories of Chester-Le-Street

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by maps4

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street

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 ...Read full memory

Good Times

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.

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History

The tower and spire of the parish church of St Mary and St Cuthbert dominates the skyline in this market day picture. There was a church built of stone on the site as early as 1056; before that, Saxon bishops ruled County Durham from Chester-le-Street's timber-built monastic cathedral, where the bones of St Cuthbert himself were interred from 883 to 995.

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