Joined Aug 1 2010
Norton(ex port clarence)
I was born in 1932 in Old Port Clarence in Tees Street in the middle of Bell Bros Ironworks.
I went to school at St. Thomas's and left at 14 and went to work at I.C.I where I worked for 40 years till I retired in 1986. Port Clarence in the old days was a wonderful place where everybody knew each other and all helped each other.It had problems though I went to dances in Middlesbrough and most nights missed the last Transporter which meant climbing over the top. I lived in Laburnum Grove from when it was built in 1938 until I left Port in 1954 I recently visited the area and was disappointed to see houses boarded up and some demolished.