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Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

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

Chester Le Street, The Market Place c.1955

Ref. C246001

Memories of Chester-Le-Street

Perkinsville

Because I was raised by my Grandparents I inherited their surname Green untill I left Pelton Modern school and started work. Mole Terrace being the street where we lived ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Gerald Watson

When I Was Young

I was born in Newfield,about three miles from the Street, and recall the pictures very vividly and the comments by one other person about the Empire Ballroom. We used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Thomas Robson

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

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Derek Shepherd

Teenage Years

I didn't live in Chester-le-Street (I lived at Fence Houses) but I used to work at Brough's Grocery Store at the top end of the main street and then I went to work at RODNEY ...Read full memory

A memory of Chester-Le-Street by Joan Crawford

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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.