Allerwash, Road, Rail And River Tyne c.1955

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I came to Alllerwash Hall, Fourstones, when it was a private girls' boarding school called St.Oswalds. The Second World War had ended that summer and my mother had died just before Xmas that year, I was eleven. I had had a terrifying time being moved from place to place with my mother who was dying of TB, and I'd (...Read full memory)

Hi Heather & Briony & Kate I was also a boarder at St Oswalds Girls School,Rowena Steveson was the head mistress(Rhino).I remember the dreaded morning run having to eat a spoonful of molasses every day(supposedly to head of the ills) the sweet tin only 3 during the week and 4 on the weekends. I loved (...Read full memory)

Hi everyone, I am posting on here to see if anyone remembers my Mum, she went to St Oswalds in I expect the mid 1940’s to perhaps start of the 1950’s, before then going to Monkseaton Secondary School in Whitley Bay in the 1950’s. (I am guessing these date periods, so they could be slightly out) She (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at St Oswald Girls School 1963-1967. Miss Muriel Stevenson died just before I started so Miss Rowena Stevenson was headmistress when I started there. I think she was heavily influenced by her friend Miss Oram who used to organise the plays etc that were performed in the grounds. I remember being in a nativity play at Hexham (...Read full memory)

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