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 shift-ends when the men either went to work or returned home. I went to Timothy Hackworth School till I was eleven, then I went to Bishop ...Read full memory
apparently there were 2 crashes.. an RAF mosquito crashed near the reservoir and an rcaf (Canadian) stirling got too close to aycliffe and was shot down near the elephants trunk by our own guns... oops also a bus was attacked by a German plane in the same area
I believe that in 1946 an RAF plane crashed in Shildon. Does anyone have any information about it? If so, please can you contact my email address via this website.