Shildon, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Past Times

I was born in Byerley Road, Shildon, just up from the picture-house - Hippodrome I think. The male population worked either in the pits or on the railways, you could tell the time by the ...Read full memory

A memory of Shildon

Shildon Operatic Society

I was in the Shildon Operatic Society about 1970 to 1974. I really enjoyed it. We did such shows as Oliver, the Sound of Music and South Pacific. I was sorry to hear that they ...Read full memory


My father and grandmother were born in Shildon and later moved to Darlington, and my father then to Hull. As a child I remember visiting some friends of theirs, Lizzie and Charlie Bowser in Kilburn Street, Shildon. Does anyone have any memories of this couple going back to the 1950s?

A memory of Shildon by Anne Kettley

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