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Memories of Hexham

Duke’S Wood School For Boys

I was at Duke’s Wood School in 1940/1 at the age 10 years (I’m not sure whether it was called that at that time). I stayed in the ‘Poplars’ dormitory and, as I recall, ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Alan Bowman

The Best Days Of My Life

I attended this camp about 6 times when I was at St John Fisher School, Gateshead in the early 60's. A school from Middlesboro would also have been at the camp. I have only ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

The Cross Country Run

One of my main memories of camp is a cross country run, no ordinary run this one, it was November, it was freezing and pouring with rain, nonetheless we had to run, but the only ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Richie Kane

Dukes House Wood.

I went to Dukes House Wood camp school at Easter of 1968. A whole group of us from the Boys' Grammar School in Gateshead (Avenue Road) went there. Most of us were in Oaks dormitory. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Al Neal

Hexham Camp 1941

Hello Alan, I was interested in your comments about the camp. Are you sure you were there in 1940? I was trying to see the rest of your article but somehow I couldn't get the rest ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Les May

My Memories Of The Camp Are Not Good

It was 1941 or 42 - I was 6 or 7 then. I was a quiet kid, shy, only child. We lived in Walker, close to the Navel Yard. My dad was RAF in North Africa and Mom ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Don Telford

Happy Old Pupil

I am now 83. When I was 11 I was a pupil at Dukes house. I visited there yesterday and remembered the happy times; I remember Mr Scott, the Headmaster, a well liked man by all of ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Edwin Marshall

Milling Street Teams

Hi my name is linda noble I was born in milling st it was great all my family lived round there as well my nana snowdon nana ridley granny curran auntie kathleen cousin pat aunty ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

Headmaster's Son Remembers

I was interested to read the memories of those who attended this school during the war years because the headmaster, whose name was mentioned, was my father, Bill Scott. At ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham by Keith Scott

Ian

My half-brother, Ian, was sent to a hospital after his accident. He was paralyzed from the neck down. He was only about 15 when this horrid accident occurred. It was Hexham spinal unit. Was it ...Read full memory

A memory of Hexham

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