Aldbrough St John, The Green c.1955
Photo ref: A121001
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An impromptu cricket match takes place on The Green at Aldbrough St John on a glorious summer's day. This large village, just off the ancient Roman Road of Dere Street, later the Great North Road and the A1, lies near the Durham border west of Darlington.

A Selection of Memories from Aldbrough St John

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Aldbrough St John

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Reading Carol's memories brings to mind a lot of happy times in the village, especially the bus shelter and phone box. We managed to make up a lot of our own entertainment, especially the 'village youth club', in a loft above Wilf Martin's butchery business. With a trap door, we could decide who could enter, once in there the music was provided by numerous transistor radios either tuned ...see more
My former name was Carol Innis and I lived in Aldbrough with my brother Les and parents Ken and Hilda. Les and I spent our childhood and teenage years walking and swimming in the beck, playing football on the huge village green and cricket on the cricket pitch which was maintained to a high standard by Jack Hollywell, then owner of The Stanwick Arms. We (that is John  Pearson, Ian ...see more