Shildon, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

A Long Time Ago

My Godmother Ruth Pallister came from Shildon. Her father and mother owned a shop there, and she would recount the story of a bull or steer that escaped from the local slaughter house, and pushed its head through the shops front window. I am not too sure of the date, but shortly afterwards they moved to Ryhope and started a ...Read full memory

A memory of Shildon by Iain Chapman

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 are no longer performing. I do not live in Shildon any more. I live in Idaho, USA. I like it but I miss Shildon alot. It will always be home. ...Read full memory

Shildon Operatic Society

From 1976 to 1981 I was a member of Shildon Operatic Society. How I loved to be part of this talented, enthusiastic team. I started as a dancer and enjoyed taking part in "Carousel" and "The King and I" then small speaking parts in "The Pajama Game" and various pantomimes. We played in the Civic Theatre, ...Read full memory

A memory of Shildon by Anne Neve Smith