Bank Top Garage - a Memory of Whickham.
I joined the Bank Top Garage at Whickham, Bank Top, after being made redundant from George and Jobling. It was a bit run down and not what I was used too, but I thought I would get a wage so I would give it a shot. The main business was haulage and petrol sales so I was left with the task of getting customers with cars to come in. So smiling politely at the pumps, I told people what we did and how much we did it for, it was like dragging a yard of chain but I endeavoured and soon I began to see the fruits of my labours as clients arrived and booked in work. Greeting customers with a smile and "Good morning" was much better than a suit with a dorsal fin attached and it still works today. I met and worked with a lot of nice people in Whickham but sadly I was a married man with kids and left Whickham for more money in the bus business...now life is good.
A memory shared by on Sep 30th, 2011.
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.