Memories Of The Queen! - a Memory of Wheatley Hill.

I remember the Queen riding through Wheatly Hill and the flag was 1960 so I was 4at the time.i remember trudging through the snow along a main street to go to school,this must have been Wheatley Hill school and I remebr the name Mrs Hartnell ?? Perhaps she was my teacher.i also remember sitting in the school hall I think listening to 'watch with mother"? So many memories have been flooding back,ILived at 5 Dalton Terrace,I remember living on a bank. Baldeseras !..going there for sweets nana lived in Wheatley Hill too,she was named Harriet Tompson, my mum was Jenny Vincent,married to Ted Vincent,a miner. They had 5 children,4 boys and myself.
We moved to Stoke on Trent when I was 10 in 1966. I sill live here but regard Durham as 'home".
I am happy to share
My memories with anyone out there from Wheatley Hill...

A memory shared by mrsgammy on Feb 2nd, 2015. Send mrsgammy a message

 Comments & Feedback

Sat Feb 6th 2016, at 1:12 am
daveryan2 commented:
Hello Janet.
Sitting here at work and just found this site.I'm sure I was in your class at Wheatleyhill enfants and juniors. The head teachers were Miss Greenwell and Mr.wright. I left Wheatleyhill in 1976 and now live in Kent. A few names I remember were Christine Barnet. Shirley Parkin, Carol White, twins Catherine and Sandra Cowie. John Carr,Bryan Harker, Colin Ramage, to name but a few.
Best Wishes.

David Cox.
Thu Feb 19th 2015, at 12:27 pm
janetbarra55 commented:
its funny you mention four brothers and you.we were four girls and one boy,have you been on school photographs on history club web site they have old school photographs on there ifound my mams sister on one school photograph but don't if mam is on there or wether you will see any relatives on there.
Mon Feb 16th 2015, at 9:07 pm
mrsgammy commented:
I read a previous memory of yours and you mentioned iris stogdale was your mum. I do clearly remember that name from my childhood, my nana lived I'm sure in Wordsworth avenue and I think my mam Jenny would have been about the same age as iris.perhaps they were friends? I lived at 5 dalton terrace Wheatley hill before moving to Fishburn then to stoke in 1966. My dad ted Vincent would have worked in a mine in the area before moving to stoke but I can't remember which one. Biddulph is not too far away from me,it is a really nice area. It is really nice to share memories of an age gone by...
Mon Feb 16th 2015, at 3:28 pm
janetbarra55 commented:
my dad was a miner too,he worked at Easington colliery he came from shotton colliery.all my family were miners .dad worked at Easington when the pit disaster happened but he was on a different mams older brother was also a miner they went to stoke on trentand lived in biddulph.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register to post a Comment.

Sparked a Memory for you?

If this has sparked a memory, why not share it here?

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.