Langley Park, North View c.1965

Memories of Langley Park


What happened to some of the people I knew in my class when I was at Langley Park Junior Mixed School circa 1957? I left in 1957 to go to Durham Johnston School after the 11+ exam which split us all up! Names such as Keith Gregory, George Walton, Margorie Cowan, Wendy Smith, Joyce Debrick(?), Priscilla Joyce, Billy (...Read full memory)

My family originates from Witton Gilbert and Langley Park. we left Witton about 1935 to live in Surrey. Langley Park war memorial has the name of my uncle John Robert Swinbank who died on the Somme in the first world war and my cousin William Heppell who was lost on H.M.S Barham in the second world war. The Swinbank (...Read full memory)

Every summer I would go to stay with my mother's friend Clementine Burrell. Clemmie and her husband owned a small shop. I think it was on Front Street but not sure. I would be allowed to weigh the sugar and put it into blue bags. My grandparents were George and Elizabeth Johnson. They owned a newsagents shop (...Read full memory)

I started work on the coal motor when I was 15 yrs old. The wagon had 4 compartments and so carried 4 loads of coal. When the driver raised the back of the wagon I ran back with my hammer and knocked out the pin holding the back shut, and out poured the coal. The driver's name was Frank Heppel who during WWII (...Read full memory)

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