Memories of Durham
My mum was born in Brandon in 1910, one of 14 children. She sailed to Australia on the Vedic in 1926 and sadly never returned to Brandon. My son and I visited Brandon in 2010 and were disappointed to find that the street where she was born, Sunderland Street and surrounds is gone, replaced by a new housing estate. I ...Read full memory
This is the famous and wellbeloved view of the Cathedral with the three towers - one can climb the central tower - the Galilee Chapel and houses occupied by Cathedral officials as seen from Prebends Bridge and the bank of the River Wear, which I saw and enjoyed every day while I was at University. Beneath the Cathedral is the old mill which was later made into the archaeology department.
Can anyone remember the church (methodist) you could go in from North Road or from Crossgate, across from St Margaret's Church! I remember the family living in the church house - the Parks (June/Madaline)?
I was born in Durham 1943, I lived with my grandparents at 51 Old Elvet opposite the what was then the Shire Hall. My grandparents ran a boarding house where lots of business people would stay some from America and Canada etc..I had a very serious accident in Peelaw woods when I was about 9 years of age, I was ...Read full memory