Durham, St Oswald's Church 1918

Memories of Durham

Durham Cathedral

My granddad and nana, Lydia and Alan Field, lived in the house under the arches to the Cathedral. He was the porter and I remember helping him ring the bell in the cathedral. His office or Lodge as we called it was opposite the ...Read full memory

A memory of Durham by Jenny Holland

Family Tree

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER LIVED AT 9 SILVER ST.HIS DAUGHTER ELIZABETH WAS BORN THERE IN 1846. 5 YEARS AGO I VISITED THE SHOP WHICH STANDS THERE NOW AND THEY TOOK ME ROUND THE PREMISES AND SHOWED ME WHERE THE FAMILY WOULD LIVE BACK ...Read full memory

A memory of Durham by Isabella Adams

Arrival In Durham

This the view one saw when arriving in Durham by train from Kings Cross, but nowadays most of the little houses between the station and the city have vanished. The heart of the city lies in a horseshoe-shaped bend in the River ...Read full memory

A memory of Durham by Diana Dioszeghy

Childhood

I lived near Durham from 1955 to 1972 when I went off to university. My mother lived in Belmont nearby until her death in 1994. I remember well the funny little traffic control booth and Doggarts in the background. We always shopped in ...Read full memory

A memory of Durham by Jean Berry
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