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Greatham, Cleveland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Greatham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Greenside In The 1940s

My memories are of Greatham mainly in the 1940s. My nan and grandad , Gertrude and Joseph Peacock Wilkinson, lived in the large house called Greenside opposite the Green, and now there are many houses there. My mum Joan was born in Greatham and lived there till she left to marry Walter Bowbanks from Stockton. I had ...Read full memory

Greatham Railway Station, And Station Houses.

Well I lived in Middlesbrough, I used to get the bus to Greatham, my sister Sylvia and I, we would visit our relations Uncle Jack Wright, and Aunty Nellie, we also had another relative there, Uncle Albert Wright and Aunty Florie. We would get off the bus and walk down the lane to where my aunty ...Read full memory

A memory of Greatham by Malcolm Wright

My Early Childhood

Most of the photos here are from 1955. I was a five year old boy living in Greatham in 1955 with my dad, who was the local 'Bobby', my mam and my younger brother.  We lived at 3 Egerton Terrace which was a terraced house with an outside loo and we had a bath in a tub in the kitchen. Cerebos Salt was down the road. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Greatham by Philip Purdie