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Caption for Yarm, High Street 1963: We are looking south, with a good view of Yarm Town Hall, built in 1710 and standing in splendid isolation in the centre of the High Street. The high chimney visible over the roof tops served a traditional skinyard treating sheep skins and other animal skins. The town sits in a big loop of the River Tees, and has on rare occasions in the past seen several feet of floodwater standing in the High Street.

Memories of Yarm

On Friday two days before the Second World War broke out on the 3rd of September 1939 I was evacuated to Yarm. I was six years old and along with my sister Doreen and cousin Audrey we, with nearly all of the pupils at our school, (Alexandra Road in Gateshead) walked down to Bensham station and boarded a special train to Yarm. On (...Read full memory)

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