Memories of Darlington

Finding Myself

Not a good one;I am suffering from a trauma that happen in my childhood but i had blocked in out; it has affected me all my life. For some reason my mind had enough and i died of all feeling I have to keep going if any one could guide me instead of me crashing into brick walls.right i am 60 born 1954 in Cockleberry ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington

Darlington

The view of Post House, Wynd, circa 1965 reminds me of my school days when every school day of the year for seven years I walked up here having bussed from Haughton. Then it was up Duke Street to the grammar school. There was a shop called Northern Surgical Supplies and we used to snigger at the advertisement for Durex in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by John Winn

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

Oh To Be Sweet Sixteen Again!

I believe the girl walking in the photo with the shopping bag is myself at the age of 16 - 17 judging by my hair style at that time. I recognise the skirt as one I had made myself and my walk also. I also remember the cardigan I was wearing and of course I recognise myself. I had just walked past a cake shop ...Read full memory

Grandad

My grandad was christened at St Hilda's church in 1890, he was married there in 1914 and was buried from there in 1965. My mother also got married there and I was christened there. My grandad was Alfred William Morland and he worked at the Pease's Mill for over 40 years. Our branch of the Morlands goes back to the 1700s, all in ...Read full memory

St. Mary's Rc Grammar School,Humersknott

I was born in Darlington in 1952, and lived with parents Jim & Margaret Logan, and my two elder brothers; Peter and Paul. We lived at 46 Fife Road and all attended St. Augustines RC Primary School, Larchfield Street, and then after the Scholarship, up to St. Mary's. My old form master was Mr White ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Joe Logan

1960s

I grew up in Dundee Street in Darlington. I remember the shops on each end of Dundee Street and Montrose Street, and the alleys between, the alleys were made of blue tiles that always sparkled in rain and frost. I remember the rag and bone man on his cart pulled by a horse, calling "Rag and bone, rag and bone" as he trundled down ...Read full memory

Good Times

I remember staying at a great set of transport digs when I was on long distance work.I always used to stay at"Thelmas"on Commercial Crescent as the food was so good and the beds were comfy.I also remember a crowd of us going to the"Mecca Ballroom"one Saturday night and when we came out of the place the snow was almost ankle ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Paul Overton

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

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