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Chester-Le-Street, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Kite Flyers

THE KITE FLYERS The Second World War had just ended before I started school. In that summer the craze in the council estate was for kite flying. Me and my pal Brian used ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Derek Shepherd

When I Was Young

I was born in Newfield,about three miles from the Street, and recall the pictures very vividly and the comments by one other person about the Empire Ballroom. We used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Thomas Robson

Perkinsville

Because I was raised by my Grandparents I inherited their surname Green untill I left Pelton Modern school and started work. Mole Terrace being the street where we lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Gerald Watson