Teenage Years - a Memory of Chester-Le-Street.

I didn't live in Chester-le-Street (I lived at Fence Houses) but I used to work at Brough's Grocery Store at the top end of the main street and then I went to work at RODNEY DRESSES factory as the wages were a bit better and I was very happy there. My friends and I enjoyed going to the Empire (?) Ballroom which was  in the market square at that time and also to the various cinemas which I believe do not exist any more. I now live in Buckinghamshire where I have been for more years than I like to think about, but when I go back I always visit Chester-le-Street and sometimes Birtley, as I have fond memories of both places. I feel sad as it has all changed so much.

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