I was born the day my parents moved to Sshilbottle. We lived at 16 Farne View but this was later changed to 16 St James Road. Nearly everyone's dad worked at the pit. Shilbottle seemed ...Read full memory
I met my wife, Berny, here in March 1977, so it holds very special memories for us. The Farriers Arms lounge would have quite regular discos at the time and some live music from The Fendermen, who would really pack them in. I played there on one or two occasions myself.
I remember Shilbottle when, as a 5 year old, moved into 42 Farn View. The estate was unfinished and the children who moved in had one whale of a time taking the putty out of the ...Read full memory