Stanhope, Front Street c.1965

Memories of Stanhope


ok you loti do remmber some ofyou stanhope was not that bad their were places that you could not get out like acliffe near darlington {mr corner}and if i remmber 1 in middelsboro }mr pervis} you no me but you dont know wereim at i also know a few facts like who stole cars in stanhope if i remmber at least 2 cars bet the locals (...Read full memory)

In 1945 I was placed in South Hetton Remand Home at the age of 10 by Sunderland Magistrates Court.(I had a difficult homelife with a very physically abusive stepfather, otherwise I would have been fined 5 shillings and sent home.) From there I was sent to Aycliffe Approved School. I was in both (...Read full memory)

Well, I have been reading some articles posted on this website, about Castle School in Stanhope from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Well, I was in Castle School from 1958 - 1962. I was in because I was a badden, lol, just like those who have posted messages on here. When I was driven up the driveway to the main (...Read full memory)

I remember Miss Turnbull very well. She was the school nurse and assistant matron when Mrs Bowles was absent. She lived in a wing of the castle and attached to her flat was a two bedded room where you were looked after, fed, watered and medicated. Miss Turnbull wore a ward sister's uniform. She was very kind, (...Read full memory)

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