Old Maps of Lanchester

Historic Maps of Lanchester and the local area.

Memories of Lanchester

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My great aunt, Evelyn Chapman, was a house mother at the Cottage Homes in Lanchester. We lived in Lanchester House, just opposite the homes, and I liked to go across and see the children.

I was sent to Lee Hill Cottage Homes from Gateshead, along with my older sister Sadie and younger brother Stanley, when our mother was taken ill and was unable to care for us. Our baby brother was taken elsewhere and we didn't see him again for 4 years. I loved living in Lanchester, and attended the (...Read full memory)