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My father Douglas was born here to Malcolm H McCullough and Jennie Woodifield Etherington McCullough. He worked in the mine and remembers riding the pit ponies. They were racing and he fell off one and scarred his eyebrow. I don't know what date that was. I was brought here in the late 50s and/or early 60s but I've lost touch with all those relatives.
My paternal Grandmother, Amelia Bedford, married Paul Tennant of 1 Wesleyan Chapel Row in 1915 after her first husband died. I can't find Wesleyan Chapel Row on a map of Shotton Colliery; does it still exist?
I was born in my grandma's house at 9 Friar Street, but my parents and myself lived in an upstairs flat behind Jack the barbers and Susie Greener's shop until I was 2. We then became very posh when we moved into a brand new house in Crossfield Crescent (the prefabs). These houses were intended to last for ...Read full memory