Memories of Darlington
I was born above the Regent Fish and Chip shop in ParkGate, next to what was once the Hippodrome Theatre. It was my Grandad Moody's business, part of a fish and chip empire the Moodys had, with one up in Park Lane and another in North Road. During the war my mum used to put me to bed in the bottom one of a chest of drawers, while Grandad was on top of the theatre manning the searchlights.
Janine, I grew up in Darlington, we left in 1968 to come to Canada, I remember very well the Scots Greys buses On the back they had their slogan, "Glorious Runs and Safe Returns". My mother used to organise street trips to Redcar and Seaton Carew, and we always hired those buses. I lived in Hewitson Road and Park lane, went to St. Johns School and the Grammar School
A friend is racking her brains trying to remember name of Cafe/Coffee bar frequented by bikers on Victoria Road in a cellar? Possibly Boulevarde ???? Anyone help this girl?
I grew up in Darlington apart from two years when we lived in Shildon. I can remember being put in one of the rubbish bins on the High Row by a boy called Peter Leaf probably for being cheeky. I can also remember when I was little going to carol service round the Christmas Tree on the High Row. Sweet memories.