Memories of Darlington

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

1950s

I live in Hull but often went to stay at my grandparents (Bartlett) at 111 Corporation Road, Darlington as a child in the early 1950s and next door lived a lovely family and I used to play with their daughter Catherine. They had sons as well and I have got photos (slides) of our trips to South Park at Darlington with them, taken by ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Anne Kettley

Scots Greys Buses

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

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

Cafe On Victoria Road

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?

A memory of Darlington

My Nan Agnes Conor

I am trying to trace anyone who might have any history about the Conor family who lived at 14 Queen Street, Darlington in 1909. That year my nan was born to Sarah Jane Conor. She also had a daughter Elizabeth who was probably 2 years older than my nan Agnes. Around 1915 their mother Sarah Jane died in childbirth and ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Lisa Ellis

Regent Fish And Chip Shop

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.

Does Anyone Remember

My Mom and my aunt were placed in care in St. Joseph's. My mother never spoke of it and my aunt only started telling us (my sisters and me) shortly before she died. We believe their mother and grandmother were financially unable to care for them. Their names were Agnes and Eleanor. They were probably placed in care around 1929.

A memory of Darlington by Lois Syrek

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

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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