4:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014
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Lt-Col David Silvertop was killed 70 years ago on Thursday. Practically unknown in his native North-East, he is so big in Belgium that they have a tram halt named after him. Bill Lawrence tells his story
4:28pm Monday 22nd September 2014
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THE subject of September’s exhibition in the Darlington Centre for Local Studies in Darlington library is the Darlington High School for Girls which, if you have been following carefully in recent months, you will know counts Butterflies actress Wendy Craig among its alumni.
2:39pm Monday 15th September 2014
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4:00pm Monday 8th September 2014
3:57pm Monday 8th September 2014
GEORGE WALTON, a 37-year-old quarry worker who was married with five children, set an example to other men when he became one of the first in Upper Teesdale to sign up for service in the First World War.
3:53pm Monday 8th September 2014
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3:39pm Monday 8th September 2014
12:45pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
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Dales Diary: Weardale bequests, commercial Cotherstone, the 1951 Cockfield 11, workhouse budgets, the case of after-hours boozy farmers and historic grumbles over Barnard Castle parking
10:21am Saturday 16th August 2014
POOR folk in various parts of the dales had a chance of an occasional cash handout in the old days, thanks to well-off people who remembered them in their wills. There were a series of these bequests in Stanhope. Ralph Barrick left £20 in 1689, with instructions for the interest to be paid every Whit Monday to the most destitute residents. It would mean a welcome shilling or two, or perhaps just a few coppers, for some of those in dire need.
1:50pm Tuesday 12th August 2014
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1:41pm Monday 11th August 2014
SHORTLY before my gran Lizzie died in 1963, she said to me that if I ever found him, I had to take the wedding photo and bury it in the grave. She said to me, tell him how very much I loved him, says Geoff Tweddle.
2:19pm Monday 4th August 2014
11:18am Monday 4th August 2014
MEMORIES 184 contained an article about a commemorative china mug from “the Great World War” which was inscribed with the date June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, formally concluding the First World War.
11:17am Monday 4th August 2014
ONE hundred years ago, every reader of The Northern Echo would have known that war against Germany was now inevitable. You’ve just seen the front page from August 4, 1914, with the main headline picking up the words of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey: “We are quite prepared.”
11:01am Monday 4th August 2014
Full list of First World War events throughout the region as nation commemorates centenary of outbreak of war
5:00am Friday 1st August 2014
3:43pm Monday 28th July 2014
3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014
LAST week’s Memories mentioned the horrific Crawleyside Bank bus crash of August 14, 1969, in Weardale, in which 20 people connected to the Blackhall Colliery Veterans’ Bowls Club were killed on their way home from a match in Consett.
3:06pm Monday 28th July 2014
WENDY CRAIG’S schooldays are taking some unravelling. We’ve been on with this particular topic since Memories 180 more than two months ago, but some fascinating photographic evidence is now turning up.
2:57pm Monday 28th July 2014
MEMORIES readers have incredible eagle eyes. Tucked away in an unobtrusive corner last week was an anonymous photograph. It was taken in November 1959 when the photographer had only written “Swaledale”. It showed a distant building set in a bleak moorland.
2:44pm Monday 28th July 2014
4:56pm Monday 21st July 2014
WITH glossy, white hair and wearing a floral knee-length fitted dress and heels, Kate Adie looks very different from the flak-jacketed war correspondent who first appeared on our TV screens in the Eighties.
11:34am Monday 21st July 2014
ON Wednesday July 21 1954, 21-year-old Keith Hopper, in his first season with Bishop Auckland Cricket Club, strode to the wicket at Grangefield Cricket Ground in Stockton to join his skipper, Bill Proud, at the crease against Middlesbrough in the final of the Kerridge Cup.
11:07am Monday 21st July 2014
WOLSINGHAM school opened on June 19, 1614, after William James, the Bishop of Durham, had given land to nine eminent local men for the buildings. The nine men became trustees, and each was allowed to nominate two local poor boys, aged more than eight, to receive three years of education in the Christian religion and basic grammar.
10:48am Monday 21st July 2014
10:33am Monday 21st July 2014
NOWADAYS, the churches in Trimdon are very ecumenical. They get on very well with each other. Today, both Protestant and Catholic churches are open to the public to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Catholic church that was built on land given by the kindly Protestant landowner.
6:02am Monday 21st July 2014
4:14pm Monday 14th July 2014
SHE may have been the daughter of the King of Greece, the cousin of King George V and have married into Russia’s Imperial family, but this was one Grand Duchess who didn’t mind getting her hands dirty.
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough