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Photo of Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Neg. C246001

Memories of Chester-Le-Street

The Kite Flyers

THE KITE FLYERS The Second World War had just ended before I started school. In that summer the craze in the council estate was for kite flying. Me and my pal Brian used ...Read full memory


Well hear goes - I used to live in Shelly Gardens when I was very little, around 5 or 6. We lived next door to a Mrs Cliff. Hoping to find anyone who knows them or my mother - her last name was Sheldon.

Fergusons In Chester Le Street

I am interested in genealogy; The Ferguson's were in Chester le Street from the early 1800s. William F. born 1853 was blacksmith at Lumley Castle and married ...Read full memory

Looking For Relatives, Please Help

I am looking for any information on some relatives of mine who lived in Chester Le Street, they are called Alan and Mary Hall and they had a daughter ...Read full memory

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About this photo

The tower and spire of the parish church of St Mary and St Cuthbert dominates the skyline in this market day picture. There was a church built of stone on the site as early as 1056; before that, Saxon bishops ruled County Durham from Chester-le-Street's timber-built monastic cathedral, where the bones of St Cuthbert himself were interred from 883 to 995.