Howden-le-Wear, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

School

Vague recollections of my first days, being taken in my little blue coat and cap by the girls next door. I seemed to cling to them for ages. (Was this a sign of things to come?) Finally ...Read full memory

Shops

Bryant's Post Office with Mrs Robson, a Queen Motherish figure always dressed in a black two piece, dishing out pensions, stamps and postal orders from the aloof position behind her cage. ...Read full memory

Play

I know records will prove me wrong, but summer seemed to start around the beginning of May and last until getting on to Bonfire night. We walked to Witton-le-Wear night after night to swim ...Read full memory

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