I was born in the little maternity hospital in Easington and lived in Kiln Hill Walk in Peterlee. Later we moved to Cumbrian Way, this is the house I remember. I attended the infants school that was knocked down in later years, I think it was called Ellison School. My sisters went there too and I ...Read full memory
In 1960 my grand parents moved from Easington Colliery to a new house at 51 Edenhill Road.My parents lived close by in Harvey Close.I used to go messages for my grand mother to Edenhill shops,where there was Robsons the newsagents,Duncans the "corner shop,the fish and chip shop,the Chemists,the Co-op,the ...Read full memory
My family and I moved to Peterlee in the Autumn of 1955. We lived in Thorntree Gill. Petelee was quite new then. We could see the North Sea from my parent's bedroom window. At that time there were no schools, churches, hospitals, few stores, etc. My sister and I attended school in Horden. We walked ...Read full memory
I have a lot of happy memories of living in Peterlee. My mam, dad and me moved there when I was 6 months old from Hartlepool. We lived in Bailey Rise, a new house then. I can still remember the smell from the Tudor crisp factory which was just at the bottom of our garden, I am sure that is why I love crisps. Then there was the ...Read full memory
Hi, I am Kurt Kissling From Germany. I lived with my sisters Jenny and Joan and my parents Kurt and Nelly for 2 years in Peterlee from 1956 till 1958. Then we left England. We live now in Germany 50 years but I never forget my Peterlee. I was born in Iveston.
I was born in 1962 and lived in Peterlee for only 6 years. I remember fun times and the holidays from school were full of activities on a big green, where you learnt how to roller skate, walk on stilts and had so much fun. Good times.
I was 2 or 3 months old in 1954 when the family moved from Wheatley Hill into a newly built council house on Kirkstone Road at the Horden end. My earliest memory is of sitting on the door step waiting for my brother (Bill) who was a year older to come home from school. I followed him to Dene House Infants a ...Read full memory
I originally lived in Blackhills Terrace, Horden and went to Blackhills Road Junior School and like my brothers and sister went on to Dene House Comprehensive. As a kid I did not really venture a lot into Peterlee, probably if I was lucky to see the jazz bands at the carnival. Then after starting at the Comp in 1982 we moved to ...Read full memory
My mother had a few problems back in 1979 in a small village called Glossop in Greater Manchester, so she placed an ad in our local paper asking for an exchange of houses. We never knew that we would get a response from what seemed to be a lifetime journey. Peterlee. For me Peterlee was a new town, only 15 years ...Read full memory
I remember Peterlee before the new houses on Grampian Drive were built. Me and my friends and brothers used to play in the cornfield that used to be where Grampian Drive and Christchurch Place are now. And I remember going to pick blackberries from the bushes that lined the path going up Passfield ...Read full memory
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