Auckland Park Memories

Read and share memories of Auckland Park

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This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 72,090 memories of 7,280 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved. Please keep them coming!

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?


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I was born at Auckland Park 1949 and moved to Durham in 1952 when my dad joined the prison service as an officer. Both of my nanas lived in Auckland Park, Henrietta Luke lived 1 Gurnney Valley, and Matilda Young lived 68 William Street. I had fantastic summer holidays spent between both my nanas' homes, we used to (...Read full memory)

I was born in William Street. I can’t remember the number but do remember the chap next door was called Charlie Peason - he had two girls a bit older than me. Out the back of the house there was a little chapel and up the road there was a school, I have a friend called Tommy Smillie, he remembers Auckland Park a lot (...Read full memory)