Bishop Auckland, Durham

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Bishop Auckland, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Bishop Auckland

Historic Maps of Bishop Auckland and the local area.

I started at The Mount in September 1947 when I was 3.5 and remember the uniform so clearly - plus of course the liberty bodices with buttons on for the elastic to hold up one's stockings. I was one of the very few children who could not only read but tie my own shoe laces and consequently was given the job of (...Read full memory)

Approx 2 years working at SS LIngfords in Newgate Street. The old fashioned type of shop where you were served. We roasted our own coffee beans every Monday morning. Cooked our own "boiled" ham every week. Part of my job was to bone the hams prior to cooking in our own large boiler.We bought whole sides of (...Read full memory)