Memories

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The Camel's Hump

As Much Fun as the Moor at no Cost
August 23, 2018
Shared by Chris Wray

The wind would be blowing a gale and we would stand on the camel's hump high above the rooftops with our coats above our heads and thrilled to be lifted off our feet and placed unceremoniously on our backsides to howls of laughter. The dust would whip up into the air and into your eyes and as a cons [...]

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Colliery Rows

A VERY SAD DAY …. A GREAT STEP FORWARD
September 5, 2017
Shared by Diana Daniels

My Childhood in the colliery rows in Burradon were the best days of my life, we had a great welfare (park), co-op, the smallest sweet shop, family butchers, and the smallest picture house you could ever find, which I fondly remember Saturday morning was the matinee of cowboys and Indians which to th [...]

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Memories Of Burradon School

September 5, 2017
Shared by Honor Weightman

School was rather different in the 20’s and 30’s. Mind you it was very highly regarded and the headmaster during that time (Mr Hindmarch) was a very forward looking man who wanted the best for every pupil. He employed a teaching staff second to none and always got good results. We, the pupils, loved [...]

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A Family Outing

September 5, 2017
Shared by Irene Coates

This was an annual event that took place in what is known as race week in the month of June. It was known to all in the village as the school trip and was held for all the children, but those that were of school age were given an extra treat on that day. Although I do think a lot of the men folk loo [...]

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Leaving the Rows

Some Memories of Burradon
May 9, 2017
Shared by Elizabeth Means

I was born in 1961 and brought home to start life at 32 Office Row Burradon. This was also the house my Mother had been born in around 1932. It has been difficult remembering the order in which my neighbours lived, so forgive any errors. Number 32 was almost opposite the school gates and I often wou [...]

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