Middleton memories

A view of Middleton showing empty housing on the right of the picture but can any Memory Lane readers identify the church or school building in the distance. If you can help write to Tom Collins at Memory Lane.
A view of Middleton showing empty housing on the right of the picture but can any Memory Lane readers identify the church or school building in the distance. If you can help write to Tom Collins at Memory Lane.

REGARDING the photograph of Middleton (Memory Lane, April 14), I was brought up in Middleton and the picture shows the top end of Sea Terrace.

I lived at the bottom end at number eight (demolished in the picture) with my parents, brothers and sister.

My grandparents, Will and Minnie Hall, lived at number 18, one of the houses standing in the picture.

We left Middleton in 1951 and were re-housed on a new housing estate at West View.

The building at the far end of the street was Richardsons and Westgarth’s works canteen.

During the 1940s the canteen was used to hold workers’ playtime concerts.

I have memories as a young girl of standing inside and watching the concerts.

The canteen was later demolished and relocated to the site where Hogg’s yard is now.

The small single storey building at the far end of Sea Terrace was used by soldiers.

The high wall on the left of the picture was R&W’s turbine shop.

Mrs M Lee (nee Linnighan),

King Oswy Drive,

Hartlepool.