Class of 1949 at Ushaw Moor Junior

Category: Education

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Ushaw Moor, Durham , UK

Comments: This is the first time I have seen this photograph and it was nice to see some old friends. The lad 3rd from the left in the back row is Ernie Ellis. He was a good friend and he lived at No. 1 Whitehouse Court with his brother Billy and sister Elsie. He was a good footballer. I think the lad on the extreme left in the middle row is Chris Hanson. Another good lad, Chris lived on the block at the bottom of Station Road between the Station Hotel and Neeshams Bottling Plant. Chris had brothers named Gordon, Tom and Sid and a sister named Margaret, there may have been more in the family but I cannot remember them. Harry Kirby is the la d third from the left in the middle row. I knocked around with Harry for a few years, the family lived behind the Bush and then moved to Holly Park (?) near Oakridge Road. Harry had a brother named Robert and a younger sister named Margaret. When the pits began to close the Kirby family moved to the Midlands for work in the pits. I think the lad at the extreme left in the back row is called Seed. The family lived in Hall Avenue in the village. Happy Days.

Brian Mc Loughlin
Location: Hebburn on Tyne