Bensham Memories Early 1960s - a Memory of Gateshead.
I attended Victoria Rd school and then redheugh junior school, my Gran Jane Turner lived on Derwentwater road and her family percy, Doreen, Elsie, Jenny and Florrie , my mam all attended lady Vernon school, sadly they are all gone now. I have great memories of playing in Woodsies park, kyle Lane Dairy and of course dead mans arch, great in the snow and in the summer I have ruined many pairs of shoes coming down it sitting on a book on top of a roller skate.
We lived in Victoria Road with my dad Cyril, he came from a large family in the Saltwell road area again sadly I don't think any of his siblings are left (apologies if there are). I had a very happy childhood, backlanes and trying to guess the bounce of a cricket ball on a cobbled lane , no wonder dentists were so busy.
I cant remember the names of any of my teachers at Victoria road but at redheugh I can remember the headmaster Mr Simpson, the science teacher Mr Allison who I thought must have died many years ago but I saw him in his little 3 wheeler car about 8 years ago. I would love to hear from anyone who knew either the Turner family or the Mitchell family.
A memory shared by on Mar 14th, 2018.
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?
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.