Whickham, Front Street c.1955
Memories of Whickham
That's how most people outside of the Edith Brough Whickham home referred to me. My sister (Dorothy) and I were transferred from the South Shields home to the Whickham home when I was about 11 years old after I ran away from the Edward Brough South Shields home after one too many canings. Through the (...Read full memory)
My name is Bill Young not related to the girl with the same name above, and I too was at the Edith Brough home in Whaggs Lane Whickham. I went there with my brother Bobby in the late 1940's, probably about 1946/7/8 although my memory isn't that good with regard to the dates. Bobby and I went first to the PCHA (...Read full memory)
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.
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 (...Read full memory)