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 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

A memory of Shildon

Aircraft Crash 2nd World War

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.

A memory of Shildon by Christine Scott

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