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 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 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
I don't remember any of my childhood until I moved to Peterlee in 1971. I was 5 years old at the time and was started at Eden Hall infants. When I moved to the big school aged 7 I was placed in Mrs Hoy's class, she was a fantastic teacher. In my second year I was put into Mrs Hudson's class, where for the first time I ...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
Opposite the shops was Galloway road. during the snowy winter months I used to sledge downhill away from Galloway road,. and once crashed into a pile of wood that was covered in snow,I winded myself. Just around the corner in Mansell crescent was the local police station. One evening when departing from the dance that was ...Read full memory
The Photogragh of the town centre has changed a lot since it was build. This row of building is still there. They have just built around it making it into a masive complex. I often do my shopping in the town centre. We have an Asda and many more shops. I was born in 1962 but did not come to Peterlee until 1965 from ...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
I remember playing football with you and Brian little who went on to play for Aston Villa and England I lived in 20 Kirkstone Avenue. John Orchard
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