Leadgate, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Leadgate Village

I grew up in Leadgate and have many fond memories of the village. The shops - Les Temple's the newsagent, Oughton's fish and chips (later the bookies), Billy Pledger's 'Modern Hair Fashions' and his aunt's place Crosbie's selling knitting wools etc, Bousteads, Tilney's the post office (selling all kinds of goods from stamps ...Read full memory

A memory of Leadgate by apwoodham

Memories Of Leadgate

I remember Leadgate way back in the 1950s. We were lads from Medomsley Edge Homes who went to the pictures there, I think the place was the "Roxy". We went to school with lads from Leadgate. Two of them I remember well - Malcolm Swinburne + Jimmy Gore. I think Jimmy lived opposite the Scout hut(that was). We often ...Read full memory

A memory of Leadgate by Bob Bomley

Leadgate Early Seventies

Leadgate will always be in my heart. Some of my happiest times spent in Geordie's cafe and playing football on a Sunday afternoon with some of the best lads ever. Silky, Tommy and Malcom Coates, Hat.(Kev Calcutt), Gats (Alan Robertson) tragically killed at the Iveston along with Cogy (Davy Calvert) in the early ...Read full memory

A memory of Leadgate by Alan Batty