Memories of Darlington

Holidays

I was born in Darlington and then moved to Hartlepool as my dad started working in the steel works there. Always had our holidays back in Darlington staying with my granddad or with other relations.

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

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

Good Old Days

Can anyone remember the sweet shop on corner of Crown Street and Qubeck Street opposite the Empire Cinema it was run by a lady called Daisy . I was working at the Post Office and we were her best customers .On some Sundays my pals and I would go to the matinée at the Empire and when the film ended run up Northgate to catch the ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by tonyandval43

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

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

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

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

Darlington Circus

Does anyone remember the annual circus that took place in South Park? We used to live in Clifton Road, and I well remember the animal procession going past our house as it made its way to the park, preceded by people playing trumpets etc . I remember particularly the elephants walking past our front door!

A memory of Darlington by Carol Byrne

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

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