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Please forgive me if I use this to inquire about local & school friends. Its a long time since I left and trust someone will know what happend to these chums and if any are still living. Derek Pickering. Bruce Gillespie, Barry Beresford, Marion Sillet, Alex Whitehead and John Huntingdon. All leads will be much appreciated

In the Fifties I discovered, or rather was introduced to, a coffee bar somewhere in Lemington, in Newcastle and this became the place to go! I don't remember what we drank - coffee? squash? I have no recollection. But what I do vividly remember is the juke-box! We kept putting the money in and it rewarded us with those (...Read full memory)

I lived in Rokeby Villas, had a brother named Arthur, who belonged to the Boys Brigade, Archie Waters, Billy Cockburn, Harry Gibson, Colin Robinson, Ian Wilson,. I was 5yrs younger, friends, Dorota Swedkowicz, Lily Robson, Eileen Atkinson, Elizabeth Lambert, Brian and Margaret Jude. Richard Gair, Ross Hall, (...Read full memory)

I lived at 23 Swinburn terrace bells close and went to Sugley Parish church. Lemington infants then the big school. I left there when I was 15 and did not make it to Claremont. I was born at Dilston Hall hospital Corbridge we moved to a new estate next to Union Hall beside the dene Linnel Drive we used to (...Read full memory)

I remember leaving lemington middle school to move to the brand new Shool up the hill at the top of Claremont around 1963 and left in May 1965,and moved to Halifax where I had a nasty works accident and lost my left leg,I had many happy memories of school and Lemington boys club and had many friends at both,I think the boys (...Read full memory)

I remember living in Bells Close from early 70 to mid 80s, in fact I delivered papers to Bells Close and Sugley from the paper shop that used to be along from the new Lemington Centre, on the block that had the butchers! But, was I the only village boy? I remember walking along and sitting on (...Read full memory)

Scouting Life during the Forties I was born in January 1936 in a large village, Lemington in Northumberland, England. Lemington bordered on the limit of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was a working class area and the houses ranged from coal miners houses with no indoor bathrooms to new ones that were (...Read full memory)

I was at Newburn Hall school in Lemington from 1940 to 1951 and I was wondering if anyone knows any of my class mates that attended with me or what has become of them. Eddie Ormston, Billy Smith, Ronny Curry, Billy Edwards, Jim Danskin Ken Satterly, Tommy Gilley, the twins Jack and Peter Curliss, Margaret Thomson,Mary (...Read full memory)

Hi, I am wondering if I can use this site to find out more about the Staffords who lived at 27 Eva Street, Lemington. Thomas Stafford's son Ronald Charles Stafford married a Josephine Storey of Gateshead in 1972 and I am hoping someone from this site knows any information about them. Josephine Storey is my long lost sister and would love to be able to contact her.

I remember my aunt Bett and uncle Jack Young who lived in Loyd St. The front of house was were you came through the arch under railway line. Bett used to run a little shop out of the scullery at the back. They later worked at the glass works, lovely people, the youngest son did well for himself and moved to Oz, happy days eh.