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Memories of Thornley

I was born in Thornley in 1949 and attended St Godric's until I was 15. I remember Thornley as a community that went through good times and bad. When the pit closed it affected everybody, shops closed and young people moved to Peter Lee. Reading Ken Orton's memories brought a lot back to me, I knew Ken and Tom as a youth, among a lot of others. When I was 21 I married a local girl, Doreen Bell, who sadly died Feb 2011. I Now live in Peter Lee but still have family in Thornley. The only sad thing I remember is slagheaps that seemed to surround Thornley and were a scar on the surrounding countryside. Can anybody remember the Hilly Owly?

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A memory of Thornley in County Durham shared on Wednesday, 25th January 2012.

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Any persons know a Danny Wilson or by his first name Danny parker,he moved into village in 1960 then 11year old,lived at 8 galt street had brother Allan and sister Marg my name is Peter Forsyth and it would be great to meet him you can contact me at pfbuilder@hotmail.com. Or 07710285742

Comment from Peter Forsyth on Tuesday, 24th December 2013.

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