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Horden, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Photo Books on Horden

Browse 8 photo books on Horden and the surrounding area.

The Child Richard Makinson

I was born March 1947 in Guildford Surrey, my father was a serving soldier based in Aldershot. When I was two years old I was sent away to live with my fathers parents in Horden, "family politics". So here I am a grandchild with no siblings in a strange place and what a place no garden but a front step that was ...Read full memory

A memory of Horden by Richard Makinson

Horden And St Marys Church

My mum was born in March 1931 in the Easington Colliery area, 26 Boyd Street, and was the youngest of 5.  All the men in the family were miners - they lived close to Easington and Horden for work. The two elder sisters, Doris and Greta (named after the Greta Bridge in Rokeby), were away from home for the latter ...Read full memory

A memory of Horden

Some Memories Of Horden From 1949 To 1982.

Although I was born in Easington, my parents and I moved to Horden to live in the 'prefabs' at the Crossroads when I was four. I thought that the prefabs were great houses and was sad when my parents decided to move to the 'cottages' when I was nine. It seemed like a backward step to me - no ...Read full memory

A memory of Horden by Carol Donald