Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

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Memories of Chester-Le-Street

Looking For Relatives, Please Help

I am looking for any information on some relatives of mine who lived in Chester Le Street, they are called Alan and Mary Hall and they had a daughter called ...Read full memory

X Miner

I was born in Fatfield and moved to Chester-le-Street in 1961 after I was married. My early memories of Chester-le Street was of the choice of the local Picture houses namely the ...Read full memory

Mother's Memory

My mother remembered being looked after by Olive and Jack Carr of Chester-le Street during her teenage years. Kitty, my mother, attended 'Chester-le-Street Secondary School' ...Read full memory

Pelton Fell Pit

I remember moving to Pelton Fell at about the age of eight, number 9 Ferndene Avenue. The house was new and we were the first to occupy it. There was a small alley at the end ...Read full memory

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The tower and spire of the parish church of St Mary and St Cuthbert dominates the skyline in this market day picture. There was a church built of stone on the site as early as 1056; before that, Saxon bishops ruled County Durham from Chester-le-Street's timber-built monastic cathedral, where the bones of St Cuthbert himself were interred from 883 to 995.

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