OUR picture spread of old Yarm continues to excite comment. “I remembered Carlton Terrace during my time as a telegraph lad at the old Yarm Post Office,” says John Tyson, of Eaglescliffe. “The GPO-issue bicycle and sack barrow in your picture are outside the back entrance of the office.

“During my time in the 1940s, I also did postal deliveries in holiday periods. My round started in Leven Road to the Half Moon Pub at Fox Covert, and across the fields to Hilton – Hilton in those days had a post office and the postmistress always had piece of cake and a cup of tea ready for me. I even managed to ride up Leven Bank loaded with parcels.”

IN recent weeks, we’ve featured pictures of Darlington Show which once covered the showfield at South Park. “Show day was fantastic for all the family with picnics, drinks and games,” remembers Denise Durham, of Darlington. “It made you proud to feel you belonged to the town.”

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Her family has a connection to the show going back to her grandfather, who was born on a farm at Blackwell, and she has happy memories of attending herself as a child.

“Later on, when I was in my twenties, my son won a stitch competition, the prize being £5, but I had to go and collect it as he didn’t want people to know that a boy had won such a competition,” she says.