Memories of Darlington

Childhood

I was brought up in a girls' Catholic orphanage, ran by nuns, St Joseph's Home, Carmel Road, Darlington. I was six years old. My father had died so we all got sent to homes. It was ok, I ...Read full memory

1950s

I live in Hull but often went to stay at my grandparents (Bartlett) at 111 Corporation Road, Darlington as a child in the early 1950s and next door lived a lovely family and I used to play ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Anne Kettley

St Josephs Home.

Is this the home for just girls run by nuns? My sister and I where from Hartlepool and were sent to a home in Darlington when my mom had to go into hospital. My two older brothers ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Vicky Lewis

My Nan Agnes Conor

I am trying to trace anyone who might have any history about the Conor family who lived at 14 Queen Street, Darlington in 1909. That year my nan was born to Sarah Jane Conor. ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Lisa Ellis

Savouries

My name is Christine Galloway (nee Blenkinsopp). The stall in the indoor market still sells hot sausage and onion in a bread bun (savouries bun), the family who owned it in the 1960s only ...Read full memory

Does Anyone Remember

My Mom and my aunt were placed in care in St. Joseph's. My mother never spoke of it and my aunt only started telling us (my sisters and me) shortly before she died. We believe ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by Lois Syrek

Finding Myself

Not a good one;I am suffering from a trauma that happen in my childhood but i had blocked in out; it has affected me all my life. For some reason my mind had enough and i died of all ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington

Oh To Be Sweet Sixteen Again!

I believe the girl walking in the photo with the shopping bag is myself at the age of 16 - 17 judging by my hair style at that time. I recognise the skirt as one I had ...Read full memory

Darlington

The view of Post House, Wynd, circa 1965 reminds me of my school days when every school day of the year for seven years I walked up here having bussed from Haughton. Then it was up Duke ...Read full memory

A memory of Darlington by John Winn

Post House Coffee Shop

Hi Who remembers the Post House coffee shop in Post House Wynd? The first time I went there I thought "this is it - I've made it!!". It was a great meeting place and ...Read full memory

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