Memories 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

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

Park Place

Please can anyone help I am trying to find out about a public house I think it must have been about 1950s its not a pub a lot of family's lived in it so I am lead to believe

A memory 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

Darlington V Arsenal 9th January 1965

Hello, we have found a couple of football photo's in my late father-in-laws possessions and believe they relate to the game above. If anyone could help confirm the location I would be very grateful. I will try to put the photo's on the photo page but if this doesn't work I am very happy to email ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Joy Waters

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

Nuns

My memory is very hazy; I went there when I was five and left when I was 14. I remember not being happy at first but at the end I did not want to leave. Love to hear other people's memories.

St Josephs Home.

Is this the home for just girls run by nuns? My sister and I where from Hartlepool and were sent to a home in Darlington when my mom had to go into hospital. My two older brothers went to a home in Hartlepool, but they made an exception and let us bring my baby brother with us so I could look after him - he was the only ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Vicky Lewis

High Row

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.

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

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