Allendale, Main Road c.1955

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Caption for Allendale, Main Road c1955: High Street c1960 On the left is the Town Hall with its unu- sual lead-sheathed clock turret. The town is also noted for its late 19th- century iron railings and for St Cuthbert's Church, which has a type of roof unusual in Northumberland. The roof is of single and double thickness stone slabs laid alternately down the roof pitch, possibly as a defence against raid- ers who often used fire when attacking buildings; at least two previous wooden roofs are known to have been destroyed by fire.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Allendale Town


Allendale - 'Happy Memories and Great Days' In about 1973 an 'interdenominational' group of dedicated visionary young people, many from Tyneside Youth for Christ (Elim Church), based in Newcastle upon Tyne rented the disused and empty fairly large 'lower floor-part' of (...Read full memory)

l was born in the flat above the chemist shop in 1947. Arthur Walker was the pharmacist.  We moved over the road to Cross Keys House in 1950 and lived there till 1965. The street was my playground, with best friend Marion Warwick and Nigel Hutchinson, the Philipson brothers from next door to Charlton's (...Read full memory)

I Lived at 2 shield Street between 1964 and 1987 the people who lived in the street are all gone now but they were true Allerdonians. Anyone reading this will remember the likes of Jack & Peggy Warwick , Billy Pringle & Marion & the lads , Mr Brown at the chemist and Not Forgeting My Dad Ian (...Read full memory)

I too have very fond memories of Heatherlea. I remember well the dinner gong and the daily walk to the swings where I seemed to spend hours. Every day seemed to be sunny, which of course it probably wasn't. The treat of the week was the riding lesson with Dorothy in charge. My dad and I would spend happy times (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Allendale, Main Road c1955: High Street c1960 On the left is the Town Hall with its unu- sual lead-sheathed clock turret. The town is also noted for its late 19th- century iron railings and for St Cuthbert's Church, which has a type of roof unusual in Northumberland. The roof is of single and double thickness stone slabs laid alternately down the roof pitch, possibly as a defence against raid- ers who often used fire when attacking buildings; at least two previous wooden roofs are known to have been destroyed by fire.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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