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

Births

I had my two children at Greenbank Hospital in 1976 and 1979. We lived at Scotch Corner at the time and it was a case of chains on the wheels of the car to get there. I have only good memories of my births and the staff at the hospital.

A memory of Darlington by pamela70

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

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

Memories From Long Ago.

I lived in Richmond, Yorkshire and Darlington was our nearest large town. I remember buying second-hand comics in the indoor market in the 1940s. I also did a 6 month stint as an apprentice mechanic in Motor Deliveries Garage, in 1952/3. It is no longer there.

A memory of Darlington by Bill Mather

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

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

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

Childhood Memories South Park 1960s Approx

I like to remember my childhood in Darlington where I grew up until I moved to Whitley Bay. We used to spend lots of time in the South Park, on the swings, around the rose garden and of course the roller skating rink. I noticed on a nostalgic trip back there recently the only remaining feature ...Read full memory

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