Willington, Low Willington c.1955

Memories of Willington


My mother told me about her great-uncle who was schoolmaster at Willington during 1850's,'60's or '70's before moving on to a school at Tudhoe. He was John Lister and his wife was Sarah Lister. Are there any Coates or Lister families still there?

I spent many happy days in Willington with my grandparents Billy and Hilda Davison who lived in Brown Avenue. I can remember my grandad taking me to the park on the estate and going on summer trips with the working mens club. I was absoluetly gutted when, after 20 years away i returned for my grans funeral to see Brown Ave and (...Read full memory)

Somewhat puzzled by this photograph, if this is 55',where is Simpsons petrol station? HI Malcolm, I passed your comments to our archivist and she has changed the date to c1960 - these later images were not dated so we have to make educated guesses! I hope that this makes sense now. Regards, Editor.

My grandmother, Joan Hobson (nee Charlton) owned the sweet shop here and ran it from about 1945 onwards, until the early 1960s. Her mother, Mrs Charlton, ran it before her. Joan was in the WAAF as a young woman, whilst her mother resided in Willington. After the Second World War she returned and (...Read full memory)

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