Edith Brough Homes - a Memory of Whickham.

Does anyone have any information or memories of Edith Brough Homes which was on Grange Road (I think). Would love to hear from anyone who knew of anyone being there during the early 50s and what kind of home it was.


A memory shared by Patricia Lawlor on Apr 22nd, 2014.
Send Patricia Lawlor a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Thu Jul 31st 2014, at 4:09 pm
kwne17139 commented:
Hi my name is Elisabeth Young. (betty) I, along with my three older sisters, Muriel, Margaret and Anne went into the Edith Brough home in 1953 and stayed there until we left secondary school. We were previously in the Edward Brough Home (sister home) in South Shields in 1947. I have happy memories of my time there as one of at least twenty children. The other children in the home were Dorothy and Muriel Padmore, Brenda, Kathleen and Mary Waugh, Doreen and Bobby Futers, Joan Petree, Colin Armstrong, Rosemary and Winifred Hughes, Vera Jackson, unfortunately I cant remember them all!! I left the home in 1960 and went to live at the YWCA in Newcastle.

Add your comment

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

Sign-in 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.