Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Neg. C246001

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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.

Memories of Chester-Le-Street

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

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

Chester Le Street Memories

Chester-le-Street Heritage Group are building an archive of photographs and memories relating to Chester-le-Street and the surrounding area. If you would like to share your memories and/or allow us to scan your photographs for inclusion in the Group's archive, then please get in touch we would love to ...Read full memory

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