Memories 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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Helen Whitty

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Joy Waters

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 ...Read full memory

Looking Back

Post house coffee bar (Dilaplos), I lived in there, lunch most dinner times, and back in when the shop closed. I worked in Stylo's, corner of Northgate and Crown Street. Myself and a lad called Frank Uttley(hairdresser) used to ...Read full memory

Queen Elizabeth Grammar And Darlington In The 40’S And 50’S

QUEEN ELIZABETH GRAMMAR AND DARLINGTON IN THE 40’s and 50’s I was born and lived for 18 years in Pensbury Street. Then Hargreave terrace. And grateful for the 1944 Education Act. ...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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Vicky Lewis

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 ...Read full memory

A memory 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 ...Read full memory

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