Memories of Hexham

The Best Days Of My Life

I attended this camp about 6 times when I was at St John Fisher School, Gateshead in the early 60's. A school from Middlesboro would also have been at the camp. I have only fond ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

Dukeshouse Wood Camp School Hexham (Part One)

My school was one of the first to go to Dukeshouse Wood Camp School just outside Hexham. This was in November 1945 shortly after the Second World War with the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Les May


My half-brother, Ian, was sent to a hospital after his accident. He was paralyzed from the neck down. He was only about 15 when this horrid accident occurred. It was Hexham spinal unit. Was it this ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

Headmaster's Son Remembers

I was interested to read the memories of those who attended this school during the war years because the headmaster, whose name was mentioned, was my father, Bill Scott. At ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Keith Scott

Milling Street Teams

Hi my name is linda noble I was born in milling st it was great all my family lived round there as well my nana snowdon nana ridley granny curran auntie kathleen cousin pat aunty ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

Evacuated Fro Newcastle To Camp In1940

Mr Scott was Head Master. Very much run on Military lines, but have good memoriies of that time. I was in Beeches house, my younger brother was there too. Anyone from that era out there and want to share the good old days with Chilton?

A memory of Hexham

Dukes House Wood.

I went to Dukes House Wood camp school at Easter of 1968. A whole group of us from the Boys' Grammar School in Gateshead (Avenue Road) went there. Most of us were in Oaks dormitory. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Al Neal

Dukeshouse Wood Camp School (Part Two)

My recollection of  a dance that was arranged in the sports hall made me and another lad George Bishop decide to abstain from the proceedings as I think at the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Les May

Happy Old Pupil

I am now 83. When I was 11 I was a pupil at Dukes house. I visited there yesterday and remembered the happy times; I remember Mr Scott, the Headmaster, a well liked man by all of us. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Edwin Marshall

My Memories Of The Camp Are Not Good

It was 1941 or 42 - I was 6 or 7 then. I was a quiet kid, shy, only child. We lived in Walker, close to the Navel Yard. My dad was RAF in North Africa and Mom worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Don Telford

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