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Added: September 25, 2017
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born at 16 Brunell Street, Dean Bank. Grandparents Bob and Gertie Harle. Mother Verna Harle Youlden. I loved Ferryhill. Cried for 2 years when my parents immigrated to USA. Still call 1959 the year my Mother ruined my life. I had cousins, Leslie, Irene and Doris Brown. Children of Harold and Renee. Trying to find them. Also daughters of Edna and Chris Trotter. Women change names. Well, I still Love Ferryhill.

Added: September 14, 2015
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Hello

Researching soldiers who served during WW1 and WW2 from the Cornforth, Tursdale and East Howle area. If you have a relative who did or you want further information researching or wish to share information for future years please contact me.

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Andy


Added: June 26, 2015
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Added: April 6, 2015
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I lived in Chilton and attended school at Chilton and Broom Cottages Secondary Modern as it was called then. Left in 1962 to live in Sheffield, and then moved to Australia in 1966. I have been back twice, in 1983 and 2014 respectively. It was a bit of a shock to see houses and shops demolished in Chilton, but an absolute pleasure to travel around the area for a couple of weeks. Keep up the good work and like other expats I enjoy reading the articles.

Added: January 16, 2015
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Thank you for publishing the September tribute to 100 year-old Ferryhill-born Bessie Barton, my mother's cousin. Bessie was the daughter of William Slater b.1881 East Howle and his wife Mary Nelson b.1884 Middlestone Moor.
Alex.


Added: December 13, 2013
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Hi I love reading your articles of course I have history with Ferryhill,my Mother Gladys Stephenson was born in Ferryhill, Broom cottages and then moved to Dean rd. I can remember we visited my Grandma every Sunday and caught the bus from Stockton and walked to Grans house,then we visited my Auntie who lived at Spennymoor near the old railway line from the old Pit were my Uncle Tommy worked because I can remember him coming in from work tired and very dusty.I still have a photo of my Grandad on a horse and cart delivering post in Ferryhill and I have been informed he was the first postman in that area. Keep printing. Eric.

Added: June 2, 2013
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I lived in Ferryhill, as did my mother and grandmother. I do believe I have a lot of family history in the village but I know very little about it. I now live in Derbyshire and I'm seeking more information about my past. I'm struggling to find anything and was wondering if anyone here could possibly help?

My grandmother was Mary Bowron, married to Stephen Bowron, mother to Christine and Neil. She did a lot of work at the Methodist Chapel in the village and lived on Brancepeth Road. Does anyone have any links?


Added: March 21, 2013
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Moved to Chilton on completion of my Military service in 2004
I find the Chapter very informative.
Many Thanks
John


Added: March 15, 2013
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Re the proposed bungalows at Cleves Cross, Ferryhill. I take exception to the comment from Andrew Inch that more car parking spaces aren't needed because the new residents will all be over 60 years old. Does this mean he intends to relinquish his driving licence on his 60th birthday? What an insensitive remark! Many people are driving well over the age of 60, most of them are safe and sensible drivers, so why should they be penalised because of age?

Admin reply: Thanks for your comment, although not really the right place. Maybe a letter to The Chapter would be better?


Added: March 4, 2013
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