Colin Bainbridge |
Darlington Local History Postcards
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A descendant of the Doggarts, Hubert Doggart, played two test matches for England v West Indies in 1950. He is still alive today, aged 88. I remember The Alhambra changing its name to Gaumont. Anybody interested in old Darlington picture houses might like to look in the local studies room at Darlington library where there is a history of them. Younger people will be surprised how many there were
martin burtons then had a snooker hall above it the pub you are on about Was the three tuns only small could be a bit rough just down was Doggarts dept store where you could get "clubs" to pay weekly one street up was kendrew street where a famous school was "kendrew street shool" long gone now i am 72 used to go to school at the tech bottom of gladstone street between gladstone street and kendre steet was the Alhambra Cinema
It was great to see these pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
How wonderful it is to view how Darlington once looked.
I remeber my Dad being measured for a new suite in Burton's - before they sold to M&S. - And wtach a digger escavating what is now the subway under the roundabout. That muts have been early 1970's. Im 42 now.
One of the photos also shows a Magnet sign, opposite wollies - A text to my father has juts revealed it was called the 3 tonnes. He then told me a story about when he was in there one night. A women made a comment about a man's shoes being from a club (catologue) so he poured a pint over her head. . . .pitty we aren't so sensative these days about buy now pay later... the country wouldn't be in such a mess.
He also siad that the Landlord hit a man over the head with a hammer...somethings dont change
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