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Historic maps of Eighton Banks and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Eighton Banks maps

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Memories of Eighton Banks

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Washington WW1 War Memorial

I live in Washington and have done so for the past 30 years. Currently, I am looking at the role of women in WW1. Does anyone have any information on Sarah Ferguson, deceased 1918 and shown on the Washington war memorial, the only woman on the memorial? Why was her name inscribed on the war memorial?

Eighton Lodge

I stayed at Eighton Lodge mother and baby home for 8 weeks; end of January to March 1974. I was 16 at the time and an unmarried mother. I lived in Benton, Newcastle, with my parents and 5 siblings. I shared a room at Eighton Lodge with a girl from Middlesborough and we were good friends while we were there. I have very mixed memories, some very sad, though, I can remember being quite happy and content. I was well cared for and the Matron was kind and compassionate. We all had chores to do in the morning and if we had no visitors we were able to go out in the afternoons. The majority, if not all babies born whilst I was there were taken away for adoption and these are my sad memories, the despair on those girls faces will stay with me forever. I was one of the lucky ones, I had wonderful supportive parents and took my son home with me after leaving hospital.

Happy Memories of Washington(doris Terrace)

I was born in Washington, Co Durham. My nan was called Ada Dockerty; we lived downstairs, my nan lived upstairs. I went to the Glebe School. My dad, Charlie, worked at the chemical works, we used to play in the allotments. I went to meet my dad most nights on the bridge when he came home from work. I have fond memories of going to school in the snow, in a convoy, all the mums and dads had shovels and we dug our way, it was fun. My grandad 'Pop' lost an eye in the pit, my nan used to look after animals; chicken bones stuck in the throat of a cat, dogs in splints, all sorts of stories. There are so many I could write a book.

Eighton Lodge

Does anyone remember the mother and baby home called Eighton Lodge.

My School Years

I started at Eighton Banks Primary School in 1952 aged five, having been moved from the slum clearance of the Teams, Ghd. To be in open countryside after the lung-choking life of the industrial Teams was absolute heaven.

The headmistress was Miss Smith. My teacher was called Miss Forster, I believe. I loved playing on the old "camp" at the back of the school, (before it became an animal shelter) with my good friends George Harrison who lived on Longbank in a detached stone house, his mother and father were very good to me, she would give me food and clothing, Tim Shield who lived in Springfield Avenue, Eighton Banks, (his mother was a teacher at the school), someone called Michael, a girl called Violet who lived in a bungalow off Wrekenton "Long Bank", Angela Belford and many more.

The school was first established in two cottages in 1832 as a "Charitable" school, called Barrington Charitable school, then in 1867 the existing building was built, still... Read more

Tyne and Wear memories

Springwell Village School 1944 -1954

I was born at 3 Underhill Terrace in Springwell on 18th February 1939 and attended the village school from 5 to 15 years of age. I remember walking from Underhill Terrace daily to the school via what we called the "Horse Holes". my First teacher in the infants was a Mrs. Clough.Later teachers were Mrs. "Pip" Jenkins (a Tartar) and the gorgeous Miss Glendenning. Mr. Fawcett and Mr. Potts were the only two male teachers I can name but I'm fairly sure there was a 3rd. Mr. Garside was the Head. We didn't have trips away in those days, all we ever got was a walk around the school playing field. I can remember sports days. I was in the Yellow Athenians? House. I was also in the school football and cricket teams. I left school on the Friday in 1954 and started work with British Railways on the following Monday. Names I remember from my schoolmates were. Ian Price, Arthur Richards, Walter Tully, Lawerence Outerside, Pat Bamford.

From 1941 to 1971

I lived in Alexandra Terrace and attended Springwell school from 1946 to 1953 when Ronnie Shaw, Beryl Cassidy and me were the only ones to pass the 11 plus and went off to another world at Washington Grammar School. Mr Yates and Mr Potts were great sports teachers and Mr Garside, the Head, had his own way of testing your mental arithmatic. Bewicks shop, Parkins, Lily Hannington, the scary post office lady. McBrides, Jack Cobb the butcher, Carrs the bakers, Foster Stephenson the fruit merchants, Nancy Armstrongs paper shop, and the Mecca THE CWS !! Playing football on Sandy Hill, the Green at Wordsworth Crescent, Great memories.

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