Witton Gilbert, Durham

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Witton Gilbert, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Witton Gilbert

Historic Maps of Witton Gilbert and the local area.

HELLO AGAIN, CAN YOU REMEMBER THE PRISONERS OF WAR USED TO GET DROPPED OFF AT THE TOP OF THE STREET BY ARMY WAGON AND THEN PICKED BY TRACTOR AND TAKEN UP TO HANKEYS FARM UP THE NORE LANE TO WORK ON THE FARM. PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR MESSAGES AND ACCOUNT ON YOUR FRANCIS FRITH WEBSITE YOU HAVE NOT READ MY MESSAGE. GOOD LUCK, DAVID.

I grew up in Witton Gilbert, Rose Lea in the 1980/90s. (not really 'history' I know) But my childhood memories, which always make me think of it as a small close village with so much character, are the milkman, Tommy (I think) (who in my mind looked like Jack Nicholson!), an oldish man who used to ride past on the road (...Read full memory)