Eighton Banks Memories
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I stayed at Eighton Lodge mother and baby home for 8 weeks; end of January to March 1974. I was 16 at the time and an unmarried mother. I lived in Benton, Newcastle, with my parents and 5 siblings. I shared a room at Eighton Lodge with a girl from Middlesborough and we were good friends while we were there. I have very (...Read full memory)
I live in Washington and have done so for the past 30 years. Currently, I am looking at the role of women in WW1. Does anyone have any information on Sarah Ferguson, deceased 1918 and shown on the Washington war memorial, the only woman on the memorial? Why was her name inscribed on the war memorial?
I started at Eighton Banks Primary School in 1952 aged five, having been moved from the slum clearance of the Teams, Ghd. To be in open countryside after the lung-choking life of the industrial Teams was absolute heaven. The headmistress was Miss Smith. My teacher was called Miss Forster, I believe. I loved playing (...Read full memory)
I was born in Washington, Co Durham. My nan was called Ada Dockerty; we lived downstairs, my nan lived upstairs. I went to the Glebe School. My dad, Charlie, worked at the chemical works, we used to play in the allotments. I went to meet my dad most nights on the bridge when he came (...Read full memory)