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)

I lived in Allendale for the first five years of my life, unfortunately due to my parents  work situation, we had to leave the village to find work in the town; things were never the same!  We still returned to Allendale frequently to visit our relatives the Nixon's & Hutchinson's.  I still remember my childhood with fond (...Read full memory)

It brought it all back to me after reading comments by Jeff Garry. The lady he refers to as his 'Nan' was my great aunt Jean. I vividly recollect spending 2 weeks with Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Bob when they lived in the house adjoining the old brewery. Uncle Bob Garry and my grandmother Rachel were (...Read full memory)

During the 2nd world war, probably around 1944, I was on holiday with my parents and maternal grandmother staying in a cottage opposite the green. We often saw Italian PoWs cycling by to do local farm work. One rather blustery night we went to a make-shift cinema show across the river and the film included Will Hay. It was either (...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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