Whickham, St Mary's Church And Green c.1955

Memories of Whickham


We lived right next to the Edith Brough Home. The entrance was next to the bus stop where I used to wait in all weathers to travel into Newcastle. i think I remember the names Doreen and Bobby Futers and I remember a red haired girl called Gertrude Woodhall. The children seemed happy and I have a vague memory of going there once and being in a huge kitchen!

Hi my name is Elizabeth Young, or was then, as I am now married. I, along with my three older sisters, Muriel, Margaret and Anne went into the Edith Brough home on Whaggs Lane in 1953 and stayed there until we left secondary school. We were previously in the Edward Brough Home (sister home) in South Shields from (...Read full memory)

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)

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.

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