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Karryn Dray 14-Jan-2014 12:11
Hello I have brought what I have been told is a Silver Cross DURHAM ROSE pram it has a cream metal bottom with a rose plaque on either side of it, a dark navy blue hood with silver cross metal wording and made in England stickers under the base of the hood, could you please verify this for me and if you have any other information on this pram I would be very grateful thank you Karryn
Rodger C. Meachem 03-Dec-2013 18:33
Trying to get hold of the postcard you have of Market Place, Thirsk, any ideas of where I could get one please?
Has to be the one you show of The Balcksmith Arms on the right of the card. Any help gratefully recieved
John Barker 27-Apr-2012 17:43
What ephemera can you offer please on Bainbridge Barkers, the First Darlington Air Display in the early 1900s, and the First Darlington Scout Jamboree in the 1930s.Look forward to hearing from you. John Bainbridge Barker.
Clare Norgrove (raby) 26-Mar-2012 21:41
thank you colin i have just went on a mission down memory lane with eastbourne school. i only go back home once in a while and cant believe its gone. mr fox roberts, mr marshall i remember them. thank you for that.
william angus 28-Feb-2012 19:20
y family originate from Darlington the earliest ancester I can find in St Cuthberts records is William Angus born 1745 married Elizabeth Bainbridge born 1731
a y fletcher 20-Feb-2012 20:43
thank you for your sites , absolutely fantastic , my 8 year old daughter is researching Vi ctorian darlington and cannot wait to get to school to tell her teacher about your sites
Guest 20-Jan-2012 09:37
I have a full-front photo of the shop of my greatgrandfather, James Lamont (of Edinburgh), Riding Habit and Breeches Maker of Darlington. This same shop is the one third from the right, (here with white awning) in your photo of Geese on High Row. My grandmother was born in Darlington and (at 16) lived above the shop, 37 High Row, at the time of the 1891 census; James died in 1899. All other photos seem to be long-shots of High Row; have you any others showing this shop?

1881 census records them at 51 Hurworth Terrace, which I can't find on Google. My grandmother I think said she was born in Croft but there is only Hurworth Rd. Have you any suggestions as to where the Terrace might have been?

Thanks and best regards
Alan Brown, nr Sydney, Oz
Lisa 16-Nov-2011 15:41
Dear Colin
I would be graeftul if you could tell me the date of your photgraph of the Pennyman graves at St Cuthberts Church, Ormesby. And do you have any others which show that area by an chance?

My interst stems from the fact that restoration of the wall may be possible in future, and your photo. shows how wide the opening was. Knowing when it was still in that condition would be helpful (sections of stone are missing at present).

With thanks
Lisa Voden-Decker
Diane Kidd 11-May-2011 10:04
I have found some photographs of darlington Forge amongst my late father's effects. Would you like me to email them to you?
Laraine Cox 12-Aug-2010 11:40
I too have Elizabeth Bainbridge and Laurence Sutherst in my tree as great x4 Uncle and Aunt. Pierce Bridge looks a super village in the 1850s. Is it as attractive today? Do you have any Wilsons in your line? an Ann Wilson whose daughter Mary married John Sutherst was a schoolmistress in the early 1820s and I wonder if she taught in the local school.
What a super sight to stumble across.
many thanks Laraine Cox née Sutherst
Laraine Cox 12-Aug-2010 11:39
I too have Elizabeth Bainbridge and Laurence Sutherst in my tree as great x4 Uncle and Aunt. Pierce Bridge looks a super village in the 1850s. Is it as attractive today? Do you have any Wilsons in your line? an Ann Wilson whose daughter Mary married John Sutherst was a schoolmistress in the early 1820s and I wonder if she taught in the local school.
What a super sight to stumble across.
many thanks Laraine Cox née Sutherst
Laraine Cox 12-Aug-2010 11:37
I too have Elizabeth Bainbridge and Laurence Sutherst in my tree as great x4 Uncle and Aunt. Pierce Bridge looks a super village in the 1850s. Is it as attractive today? Do you have any Wilsons in your line? an Ann Wilson whose daughter Mary married John Sutherst was a schoolmistress in the early 1820s and I wonder if she taught in the local school.
What a super sight to stumble across.
many thanks Laraine Cox née Sutherst
Bob. Harding. 06-Jul-2010 17:06
Colin.can I USE YOUR PICTURE OF THE DARLINGTON CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND. FOR MY HISTORY OF THE BAND. THANKS.
Bob. Harding. 06-Jul-2010 17:05
Colin.can I USE YOUR PICTURE OF THE DARLINGTON cITADEL SALVATION ARMY bAND. FOR MY HISTORY OF THE BAND. THANKS.
Michael Hall 02-Jul-2010 22:54
Message to Mrs Thornley. I wondered if your family included a Felix Thornley? I believe that Felix may have had a brother, an Edgar Scott Thornley. Am I talking to the same family?

Guest 02-May-2010 14:33
A great picture of the Salvation Army Band date could be 1882-1888? the first Bandmaster was Brother Hoggard a local music dealer. the next bandmaster was B/M Searle, then in 1929 Bandmaster John Dauber was appointed the Bandmaster'
C>D. Sutherst 21-Nov-2009 00:09
I thought I was the only Christopher D. Sutherst
Born Bury lancs., 1933 son of fred sutherst Died 1943 and Bowne died 1938 family from Derby, and where steam train designers/manufactureing
Fred was an Iron founder,
However on his Marrige cert. the name was spelt Suthurst on the top and erst on the bottom
Probably couldnt spell
Dee 17-Nov-2009 01:46
Fabulous!
Does anyone know where I can find old postcards of Neasham?
Many thanks..
chris sutherst 11-Sep-2008 11:27
Colin,I'm researching my ancestors one of whom (Laurence Sutherst) was married at St Cuthbert's in Darlington on 24 Feb 1821. He married Elizabeth Bainbridge(born 1804) and they spent most of their married life in Durham City. They had 10 children but she died young in 1847 at age 43. I wondered whether she was any relation of yours? I'm not sure I believe in coincidences but this would be a miracle one picked up from a Google search!! Let me know, if you have the time.

Kind regards, Christopher Sutherst
Rebekah 25-Apr-2008 14:25
I am hoping to purchase a print of Darlington Market for a gift and I have seen some of yours on the pbase webpage that I quite like. Particularly one labelled image/49150676 (the actual photo reads Market Place Showing Parish Church 10171-12 Notary Photo EC along the bottom)
Can you please contact me as soon as possible to let me know whether you have any for sale?

Many thanks
Roger Macmillan 18-Feb-2008 21:49
Hi Colin,
Did you go to St. Johns School on bank top, or the Grammar School? I went there and knew a couple of Bainbridges, Walter was another I remember.(This was in the 40's and 50's). I have lived in Western Canada for over 40 years now, but frequently visit my old Home Town, My 3 sisters still live there. Great website and beautiful photos, they bring back many happy memories. If you get this please drop me a line.

All the best

Roger Macmillan
Clare Hart 05-Feb-2008 21:58
regarding Mrs Thornleys comment. I have a Silver Cross Durham Rose in White/Navy with a label from your shop (Thornleys Pram Shop) and I was wondering how old it is. I would like to know a bit more about this pram ie; roughly when this type was made or stopped being made.
Guest 04-Jan-2008 11:52
Hi again Colin,
Wiyh regard to Linda's comment below,Thornleys pram shop was definately in Darlington,in mid Northgate opposite North Lodge Park
Tony Hallewell 04-Jan-2008 11:47
Hi Colin,
What a brilliant collection you have!
I loved the pics of Darlington where I was born and brought up in Willow road.I have considered writing a little history of the denes where I spent most of my childhood and I am looking for old photos to help.
I live in York now but I have a great interest in the history of Darlington.
I noticed your pics of a Triumph Stag. I owned one myself some years ago and it was my pride and joy although it took a lot of my time (and money) in it's upkeep!! Happy days
Guest 13-Dec-2007 22:15
hello i am mrs thornley of thornleys pram shop what do you need to know i have alot of photos and history of the business
Jean Greco 12-Oct-2007 16:23
Greetings from America Colin,
What an interesting collection! I live in Northern Virginia, USA and today am trolling around the Internet for a family name I am researching: Darlington, of course. I would welcome information about the name and the history. I would imagine that such requests often come your way, but if you could point an interested researcher in a useful direction, it would be very appreciated here on this side of the pond. My great grandfather Charles Jefferson Darlington settled in West Virginia to work in the mines, the son of Benjamin Franklin Darlington, also born in West Virginia, but past that I've reason to believe the family lines hails from England..thus the nature of my research

Thank you for posting the photos. I am enjoying imagining some peice of my DNA strolling the streets there at a horse fair or St. Cuthberts!

Jean Vanater-Greco
Guest 08-Mar-2007 14:12
You're truly in a class of your own.
David 10-Dec-2006 15:36
The Darlington gallery is wonderful. I was especially interested to see the images of the Training College where my mother went in the 1920s. Do you happen to know if there are any images of Greenback Primitive Methodist Church? That is where she met my Dad!
Denis 23-Sep-2006 14:56
I was born in Darlington in 1925 and lived there until 1954. I was amazed to see that your collection included the hospital where I was born, the church where I was christened, the school I attended for 7 years and - very nearly - the house I lived in.Excellent galleries -- many thanks.
Tim14-Sep-2006 09:26
Nice views of Teesside Colin

Local lad myself, have a stroll around my local gallery
http://www.pbase.com/jabtas/local_area
LINDA 07-May-2006 20:27
Hi, i have a pram collection and recently acquired a very old pedigree/lines brothers baby pram which i am trying to find any information about.On the back of the pram it has a little label saying "THORNLEYS PRAM SHOP".I was wondering wether you know if this shop is on any of your shown postcards as i believe this shop may have been in darlington .
Jeff Cochran04-Dec-2005 10:44
Very nice galleries, Cheers.
Richard Haas 29-Nov-2005 14:57
could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Robert Clarkson 16-Nov-2005 17:01
The historic postcard collection you have of darlington is fantastic. I grew up there, and its great to see the place as it was 100 years ago.