Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

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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 ...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

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 ...Read full memory

X Miner

I was born in Fatfield and moved to Chester-le-Street in 1961 after I was married. My early memories of Chester-le Street was of the choice of the local Picture houses namely the Queens, the Empire, the Palace and the Savoy. ...Read full memory

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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.