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Cliff Bowes 04-Feb-2014 11:44
I was born in Thornton Street in 1935 so this view of the Tech is quite familiar to me. I also remember Blackburns Gents clothing shop on the corner of Gladstone street and Northgate. One day a shop worker from Blackburns was pulling down the sun awning when the pole he was using slipped out of the blind and he fell onto the busy road and was run over and killed. This must have been in the late 1940s. I remember also in the Alhambra Cinema a block of seats on the left known as the Horsebox, anybody else remember them? They were in a raised semi balcony at the side, giving an elongated view of the screen where everyone looked tall and thin.
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maurice alderson 24-May-2012 11:02
darlington tech school still has the famous BulmersStone on steels in the gantry in front of tech just up gladstone street opposite the gladstone street school were swimming baths old and new the new baths used to get boarded over in winter months for dances monday Squadronaires(local bahd)saturday big bands chris barber johnny dankworh etc also just there was lowcocks "pop" soft drinks factory