Darlington, Grammar School 1892

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In the early 1870s, the Duke of Cleveland's estate near to the town centre was given over to development. Some of it was used to create Stanhope Park, and it was here that the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth was built in 1875. The school took in boarders, and its design featured an undercroft playground at one end.

Memories of Darlington

Portrac Camp Early 1950s

My sister and I lived for a short while at a place called Portrac Camp between 1949-1953/54. We think we were living with our father, Richard Denis Stephenson and our mother Winifred, (formerly Mansell) (both deseased in 1970s). We never knew them as we were placed after this at St Joseph's Orphanage, Carmel ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Helen Whitty

High Row Toilets

yes High Row did have gents toilets .two sets of steep steps leading down to wash and brush ups by a toilet attendant also I remember a gents barber had a kiosk down there due to council cutbacks everything now closed and bricked up .Can any one remember a character called Geordy Fawbutt who had stall next to the covered ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by tonyandal43

Savouries

My name is Christine Galloway (nee Blenkinsopp). The stall in the indoor market still sells hot sausage and onion in a bread bun (savouries bun), the family who owned it in the 1960s only left the business about fourteen years ago but they passed the secret recipe on to the the next owners. There are now tables so you can eat ...Read full memory

Swan Street/Model Place/Hargreave Terrace

I was born at number 15 Swan Street before my parents moved next door, No.14. My family had people living all around the area, maternal in Swan Street/ Hargreave and paternal, from Model Place. We had a shop on virtually every corner and of every type within a couple minutes walk. Billy Ramsdales ...Read full memory

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