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Guestbook 2013
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Dear Ed, Thank you very much for actioning my request. And, thank you for all the good work you do for this unusual facility. I look forward to catching up with Tim and learning more about our respective families very soon. What a wonderful Christmas gift! Seasons Greetings & a happy, healthy 2014. Kindest regards Maggie
Maggie Mitchell
Stevenage, Hertfordshire UK - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 15:16:19 (PST)
Thanks for your comments Mike. A nice way to end the year. The new Town Hall is coming along and should be ready around April.
Seaham, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:56:28 (PST)
Thanks again for all the work in keeping the guestbook going. A little more calm and orderly than it has been in the past but still a great place to keep up with seaham doings... What news of the new Town Hall - are we there yet? Happy New Year for 2014.
Michael Smith
Nr Bordeaux, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:52:55 (PST)
.Hello Elsa,Thank you for the festive greetings.I wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year.Please keep in contact,it was a lovely surprise hearing from you. I'm waiting to hear from John.Love Keith xx
SEAHAM, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:50:55 (PST)
My mum's (mam) family were from Seaham - quite a big family by the name of Marwood. I noticed with interest in your guest book a Stewart Marwood and assume we must be related - cousin/2nd cousin perhaps? One of my brothers recently visited Seaham, staying a couple of nights at the Seaham Inn and I am now planning to visit next year and hope maybe to meet some relatives?
Julie Grange
Nottingham, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:49:20 (PST)
Just want to wish everyone in Seaham a very merry Xmas, and hope 2014 brings tons of happiness. Am a Harbour lad with family still living in Seaham, Mam, brother Stephen, sister Gail(Price) who I try to see whenever possible. Warmest regards to anyone who may know me.
George Wilkinson
Ipswich, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:46:10 (PST)
Hi My name is Audrey Scott as a child I lived at 9 Northlea Road Seaham then migrated to Australia 1956. My mothers name Evelyn or Peggy father Joe or Alan worked at the Co-Op rode a motorbike my brothers are Alan and John Haven't forgotten where I grewup,our house was a prefab.merry Christmas to all..
Audrey Scott
Townsville, - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 14:44:09 (PST)
Looking forward to another trip to my family's home town to celebrate a significant birthday
John Patrick Scollan
Abingdon, - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 14:14:32 (PST)
message for Keith Brennan hope you are well Keith wishing you a merry Christmas and good new year. Take care your cousin Elsa.
Elsa brennan
Crockerton, - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 14:11:52 (PST)
Sorry for the delay folks. This has been due to a server problem
Sadie M
- Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 14:09:21 (PST)
Any one out there who was at seaham modern school 1965 class 5G Miexed boys and girls. Peter Willie was in our class?
Derek Thubron
SPRINGWELL VILLAGE, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:44:54 (PST)
To Claire Dodds. Thank you, Claire. Nice to know that your father is doing well. Please give him best wishes from myself and my wife, Eileen. It has been quite some time since we were in Seaham and last met. How’s your mum, Margaret, by the way? – Norman Flack
Norman Flack
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:40:17 (PST)
Does anyone have information with regards to my grandma Sarah Hannah Kelly AND HER PARENTS, she lived at 65 Adolphus Street Seaham Habour. She was born around 1880 to 1890?
Eric Spencer
Derby, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:37:46 (PST)
Sorry but i didnt give you my e mail. I have other photos of the football team. Better quality than the one you have
COALVILLE, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:36:26 (PST)
MAGGIE MITCHELL responding to T RICHARDS who posted a comment on 16th September 2013. It is good to hear from you. Are your parents named John and Elsie? If so then you are related to Florrie and Masdan Richards. I am looking forward to getting more news from you
Maggie Mitchell
Stevenage, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:30:26 (PST)
Great site, originally from Sunderland. Worked for the NCB at the Philly garage in Houghton-Le-Spring from 1965 thru to 1967
Ernest Wilson
Sarasota, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:27:25 (PST)
Hi. this is a RESPONSE for T RICHARDS from MAGGIE MITCHELL. I am Ethel Richards Grand-daughter. I would love to hear more from you about our family members. I know so little about their lives before they moved to Hertfordshire from the North. Please do get in touch
Maggie Mitchell
Stevenage, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:23:38 (PST)
I am looking for a former college friend, JOHN COULSON, who studied Physics at West Ham College, University of London 1961-64. It would be great to contact him again. His family all came from Seaham harbour, and I believe his father was a miner.
Barry Jackson
Palmerston North, - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 15:19:38 (PST)
Nice to keep an eye one the place where I lived all my schooling life.
George Barrow
Derby, - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 13:08:22 (PST)
Hi Annette Fernie- if you could give me your e mail i will contact you. my copy of the photo is from the original but that too was faded but might be clearer than the one you have.
Coalville, - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 13:06:40 (PST)
hi normal flack -bobby Dodds is my father-he is doing fine-if u want to contact him I can give you his telephone details
Claire Dodds
Seaham, - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 13:03:56 (PST)
to norman flack of surrey..hi did you mean billy dodds.not bobby dodds..his mother was elsie orton who later on took the seaton lane sorry to say but billy passed away quite a f...ew years ago..after spending his later years in a wheelchair
rob potts
seaham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 15:04:30 (PDT)
I am trying to contact any relatives in Easington Colliery I may have. Never met my Grand father Joseph Gill Smart who i think lived in byron street- I visited easington last year looking around and asking people but no luck. Iknow he died quite young and was married to a lady called Violet who married again to someone called Arthur Am tring to fins anyone as Inever knew anyone from my fathers side sadly.
alison smart
birmingham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 15:02:35 (PDT)
Hi Jenny Holland, I have a news paper clipping of the same photo with my great Grandfather Joe Newby sitting on "Punt's" right hand side. I have been trying to get hold of a copy of the original photo as the newspaper copy is very faded. If you would like to make contact please feel free to email me Regards Annette
Annette Fernie
Waikiki, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 15:00:23 (PDT)
Attn. Glenda Brammer, I wondered if George was interested in contacting me. if so let me know and I can supply you with my mobile No. Regards, Dave Ward
David Ward
Inverurie, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:56:36 (PDT)
hi im looking for me dad paul pagett hu iv never seen
daniel david pagett
seaham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:52:28 (PDT)
Re-Vince Martin:- I have a copy of a photograph for you of your grandfather, Jack Gale, in Long Lawford, Rugby. Please get in touch with me via, Sadie, and I'll send it on to you.
Les Alexander
Billingham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:50:58 (PDT)
For the attention of Ann Hansen the 2 girls you refer to are Jennifer and Susan Bakalar (not sure of the spelling) Jennifer sadly died a number of years ago and I dont know where Susan went but have a friend who may know I will get in touch with her and let you know
Lucy Taylor
Seaham, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:49:03 (PDT)
I have been searching for many years for an old friend from Seaham. Sharon Bell and her family lived and worked in the area for years. Sharon studied in her twenties at Sunderland University whilst her boyfriend worked away on oil rigs at sea. It would be wonderful to catch up and hear about the changes since I left the area. thanks
stuart kirkup
gloucester, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:46:56 (PDT)
Hi, I am hoping to contact an old friend from Seaham called Sharon Bell who went to Sunderland University as a mature student. She would now be in her mid forties and as she was engaged at the time is probably married. I can remember her man worked on oil rigs and she was studying business hoping to go into law. I have been searching a long time hoping to say thank you for all the help she gave me on the same course.
stuart kirkup
gloucester, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:44:52 (PDT)
My name is Lisa Thompson and trying to find my fathers family. There are 2 family names that I am looking for, they are Thompson and Skir could be Scir. Thompson is my grandfathers name his first name was Tom and i believe he had brothers one called Gilly thats as much as i know as i dont know his real name. Skir or Scir is my grandmothers name and her first name was Mary. My father Alan has a brother called Gary. My Grandad worked down the pits and moved the kids away when my dad was roughly 5 years old (1965). My grandfather moved back to Seaham approx 1981 when my grandmother died. Please if you know of any of my family could you let me know. Lisa x
Lisa Thompson
Cambridge, - Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 14:43:13 (PDT)
Carole Thornton/Maggie Mitchell - Ethel Richards was my Great Aunt...i have much info...not sure how we contact from here...
T Richards
England - Monday, September 16, 2013 at 14:40:50 (PDT)
Any up-to-date information, please, on Bobby Dodds, whose mother ran the King's Arms pub on the seafront, years and years ago..
Norman Flack
Surrey, - Monday, September 16, 2013 at 14:38:11 (PDT)
Vince Martin. R.E family tree.The relative who compiled your family tree may be my cousins Husband. Your Grandfather Jack Gale was my Grandfather,s Brother.If you can get in touch with me I may be able to help.
Vic Honeybell
Seaham, - Monday, September 16, 2013 at 14:35:39 (PDT)
Hi I am Alex Branthwaite from William Street New Seaham. Attended Byron Terrace in 1950 Jim Dyson I remember. Moved to Sunderland and ended up teaching eventually. Regards to all the knack people.
An old New Seaham lad
- Monday, September 16, 2013 at 14:33:18 (PDT)
my message is for Judy Adkins Posted 18th August. Cliff Bell is my uncle. Still alive and kicking and living in London.
Bev McDougall
Town: Perth, - Monday, September 16, 2013 at 14:30:59 (PDT)
Michelle Thornton, I knew your dads family. My cousins Denise Clarke Turns, Lesley Clarke and Julie Clarke Watson all live in Seaham and will be able to provide you with more information. They are all on Facebook. Their mam and your Grandad Thornton were brother and sister. Hope you find the information you want.
Liz Metcalf
Seaham, - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 12:34:08 (PDT)
I would love to hear from either of the 2 sisters called Jennifer and Susan, who,s Dad was a coast guard at Seaham in the late 40s or early 50s.Cant remember their surname but they lived in the Coast guards houses on the main road beside the beach, in Seaham Harbour its self. My name then was Ann Pike and I have a brother Ian who would be the same age as Jennifer, about 66 years old.Im Hoping that they may read this letter.
Ann Hansen
Banora Point, - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 12:32:29 (PDT)
I am looking for a relation who compiled a family tree and to whom I sent copies of our family bible. My mother was Sylvia Alice Martin nee Gale born 1934 and her parents were John "Jack" and Margaret Gale nee Ord I believe. Jack and Margaret moved to Long Lawford near Rugby in the 1950's after Jack was injured in a conveyer belt accident in a mine. I was hoping for a copy of the family tree but lost contact details of the man completing it although I do believe he is an ex policeman
Vince Martin
Inverness, - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 12:30:45 (PDT)
Stewart Marwood Do you know which national newspaper it was? ive searched everything i could on the internet but cant find it :9
Michelle Thornton
Peterlee, - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 12:29:03 (PDT)
I lived in seaham as a child and have lots of memories good and bad. I have family and friends who still live there. I live about 10 miles away. I would love to share whem with a 'penpal' if anyone is interested. Have a good day. :-)
Christine Padgett
Durham, - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:44:41 (PDT)
Attn. Tom Hanson - have just picked up your response re. George Farrell. Thanks for the information, however George's sister replied as well and is trying to obtain a contact number for me. Unfortunately she has lost contact With him over the years, but hopefully she will get the appropriate info. Best Regards Dave
Dave Ward
Inverurie, - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:41:48 (PDT)
/my family came from seaham harbour,my great grandfather was david horlock,sea captain. I had a cutting of his death from the paper when I was about 7 years old.1940.I know there was a big family are there any relatives from his son who was born 1965 he had 6 daughters and worked in the collierydawdon I think
greta cottam
kelbygrantham, - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:40:16 (PDT)
Hi Michelle (Thornton). I only new your dad a little from when he used hang around with some friends from the Eastlea area in the mid to late seventies. His brother Ian however I new very well. We both went to Camden Square and when leaving school we both started work at Pyrex Glassworks on the same day, on the same apprenticeship scheme and neither was aware the other had even applied for the job. Ian's claim to fame was that his photograph was used by Newcastle Brewery to market Newcastle Brown Ale throughout the world. He had apparently gone diving to an investigate a sunken cargo ship and he was photographed jumping out of the water clutching a 100 year old bottle of brown ale that was covered in coral. It became an iconic advertising photograph for the brewery but Ian was dressed in his wet suit and face mask so no-one ever recognised him. When he first told us we laughed and assumed he had only pretended the photograph was him until shortly afterwards the snap was reproduced in most national newspapers along with the name Ian Thornton. His tragic death meant he never got to reap the rewards of his 'fame'. Regards Stewart Marwood.
Stewart Marwood
Seaham, - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:38:42 (PDT)
Does anyone in Seaham remember me. My name was Judith Sanderson and I came to live in Seaham in 1948 when my dad was the Station Officer at the Fire Station. I went to Dawdon infant and junior school and then attended the Grammar School until 1960 when we came to live in Birmingham. I loved living in Seaham and had lots of friends but lost touch when I left. Two special friends were Kathleen Strong and my boyfriend at the time Clifford Bell who lived in Maureen Terrace. If you are still there I would love to hear from you.
judy adkins
birmingham, - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:36:09 (PDT)
i am trying tofind brother and sister tommy and molly errington who i think live in canada there fathers name was lmouis i am there cousin please could any one help me find them thank you gordon errington seaham
gordon errington
seaham, - Thursday, August 01, 2013 at 14:10:56 (PDT)
To Glenda Brammer re. George Farrell. I have just picked up your reply. I would like to get in touch with George and catch up with him to find out How life has treated him since our time in th RAF. His address or telephone Number would be greatly appreciated, Good to here from you, Dave.
Dave Ward
Inverurie, - Thursday, August 01, 2013 at 14:09:42 (PDT)
Message for Margaret Broad/ jobling. I used to go to the Rink in 1959. I have a couple of old photographs of inside the Rink and also one of the band which was Al Flush and his band. I live in Australia now still remember happy times in the Rink.
Ann Hansen
Banora Point, - Thursday, August 01, 2013 at 14:08:20 (PDT)
You will find the plate you are looking for in the Seaham,Dawdon and Vane Tempest Banner Fund Shop. They have a few in stock 20 pounds per plate. Just type Commemorative Plates in the search bar. Hope this is of help, Ray Canada.
Ray Briggs
Bridgewater, - Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:34:48 (PDT)
go for it Sadie. I read this site every day and know that it will be up-to-date as soon as you can do it. I am sure the vast majority appreciate it.
John Phillips
Harrogate, - Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:33:23 (PDT)
Hi All, Sorry for the recent delay but we have been on holiday and are now back and up and running. To Mr Hanson could I just point out that the Guest book has been running for 16 years now quite successfully. This is a free site provided by us because we felt people would enjoy using it but we do have another life and are entitled to a break now and again.
Sadie Mason
Seaham, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:55:18 (PDT)
Hi to anyone out there who knows me please get in touch for a chat and catch up
Tom Willis
Seaham, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:41:47 (PDT)
Would love to exchange stories from people who were around 1959 and onwards. I.e. Johnnies dance at Muton, the Rink at Sunderland, etc. it would be great to go back and reminisce . Good times me thinks.
Margaret Broad(Jobling
Whitley bay, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:39:41 (PDT)
I am still looking for a Dawdon plate with a picture of Dawdon church on. Our Golden weddingis anniversary in October and I would like to be able to present it to my wife, Dorren on this special day. If anyone Knows of one for sale anywhare please let me know.
Nick Wales
Sunderland, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:38:19 (PDT)
comments: Hi.. I'm looking for people from the Curtis family my grandad EDWARD CURTIS was born n lived in seaham till the age of 5, his dad was called EDWARD CURTIS and mum SARAH CURTIS n�e MCADAM they moved to doncaster in southyorkshire .. My grandad had a brother called joe. He would love to here from n e one who could get him I touch with his family thanx
Leanne (Curtis) minteh
Wakefield, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:36:36 (PDT)
Does anybody know What happened to the caretaker(birdess)and son at murton modern school 1964+
George jones
Tuxford, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:34:58 (PDT)
I have recently found this site and I am really pleased to say that I have found 3 family members that have wrote on the site. Coopers and Roberts. I am currently looking for more infomation about my dad he passed away 1994, his name was Geoffrey Thornton son of Joan and Maurice, brother now deceased Ian and sister Janette. My dad lived at Longnewton Street and went to Camden Square School about 1974. If anyone new him or any family would wish to contact me would be very happy.
Michelle Thornton
- Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:33:38 (PDT)
iam trying to trace my mothers family her name was alice lincoln she had a bother called fred and lived in seventh sreet horden in the 1930s she later went to live with an ant in seaham. i dont know mutch about my mothers family and would love to know more, so if anybody knows anything i would be happy to hear from you. all the best jim hebden.
jim hebden
whitby, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:31:21 (PDT)
My Father Geoffrey Thornton lived at Longnewton St Dawdon, he also had a Brother Ian and Sister Janette. He went to Camden Square Garden School 1974, Mr Clark was head teacher there. If anyone new my dad please e-mail m
Michelle Thornton
Peterlee, - Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 05:30:11 (PDT)
Nice too see Seaham cropping up on various different media sights for many different reasons.The town history and its association with the sea usually makes interesting reading or viewing. The film clips that always impress me are those that show the North sea doing its worst during the winter gales. The clips of Seahams north pier being pounded by the huge waves always gives me goosebumps.They rate with some of the finest sea scape film an photography from all round the world.It makes you realise the bravery of our life boat crew that we lost in the sixties.Theres few who would venture out in seas like that.I hope that we dont forget them and all the present day crews.
David Plows
London, - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 13:58:12 (PDT)
looking for a good pal .Geordie moreland wewhere in the reme together in bentong Malaya 1954 1956 .He came from seaham he only talked about seaham and sunderland .He will be be in his seventys .He was a good guy
eddie kelly
clydebank, - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 15:19:47 (PDT)
Looking for any information or even relatives! of James Reay (b 1895) my g grandfather, his parents were Michael & Ellen Reay (nee Snowball) and lived in Cornish St New Seaham. James was the third youngest of 11 children. Would appreciate any help. Thanks Sue
Sue Neilson
Australia, - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 15:17:41 (PDT)
Hi.! Elsa I did see your message on the Guestbook, it was published in APRIL Do you keep in contact with John ?
Keith Brennan
Seaham, - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 15:15:50 (PDT)
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Corona, USA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:07:47 (PDT)
With reference to the communication from a Dave Ward requesting information about George Farrell, formerly of Seaham. George is my brother and as far as I am aware he is living in South Shields, South Tyneside. We lived in Mount Stewart St, Dawdon and yest George was in the RAF and later worked at Dawdon Colliery. Unfortunately, I lost contact with George and haven't seen him since 1976/77. I may be able to find out his actual address from his daughter. I still live in the Seaham area. Not on facebook. Glenda Brammer nee Farrell.
Glenda Brammer nee Farrell
Seaham, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:52:05 (PDT)
Looking for Bullmore relatives - possibly Dickinson sons of Hilda Bullmore, born 1950s?
Irene Scorer
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:48:47 (PDT)
Hi.there, I wonder if you can help.My brother who lives in Hong Kong told me he had made contact with our cousin Keith Brennan(who lives in Seaham,I believe.So I emailed a message on 28th April to Keith and it appeared on list on Guest Book. There was a message on same day from someone else shortly after and although I've sent two more messages to my cousin they do not appear on list. The guest book is new to me and so I may have left something out! So I would be very grateful if you could help. I am delighted to find Seaham is on the map and if I had known earlier I would certainly have been using it.My brother and I are from Seaham and we are looking forward to contacting old friends. What a great idea the Guest Book is! I've read messages from all over the world.Many thanks to all the people who look after it.
Elsa Brennan
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:47:47 (PDT)
message for Nick Wales. Thank you for all your help Nick. Thanks to you Ive found Dave living in Rugby and we are in contact with each other after 60 years.
Ann Hansen
Banora Point, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:46:52 (PDT)
Message for Nick Wales. Thank you for your help Nick, I put a letter in the Sunderland Echo and have had 2 replies, one from Davids Brother John Stevenson and the other from a great niece called Doreen Cook.Seemingly their Gran wants to speak to me. I think Doreen lives in Silksworth ( we were there for 3 months last year!!!) So , Thanks to you , I hope to find out about David.Regards from Ann x
Ann Hansen
Banora Point, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:45:37 (PDT)
.To Elsa Brennan,Hi! Elsa,I was stationed at RAF Netheravon.Yes Wiltshire is a lovely county,do you ever get back to Seaham? you'll see a very big difference now from when we were young.Please keep in touch. Keith.
Keith Brennan
SEAHAM, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:41:07 (PDT)
Have tried to reach out to some old friends but without success. I lived in Dawdon and attendeed Saint Aidens Grammer. Among the people I remember from the day wete the Bolton twins, Terry and Brian, Peter O'Brian, Derek Baxter (father Jimmy), John Blenkinsop (father was a butcher), Willy Raye (lived in Dawdon Crescent), David Calvert, Elizabeth (Libby) Swan, Peter Hodgeson (Parkside). And so many more. One often wonders, where are they now - do you know ?
Peter Baxter
Ardsley, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:39:42 (PDT)
Hello my name is Zoey Nilsen and im looking for a response from Amy Wagner from Arvada, Colorado America, I have information reguarding our family who lived at seaham, I am Nils johan Nilsen's great great grand daughter who owned his own business at 12 north terrace seaham as a ship chandler. Nils johan Nilsen's children are: *Albert Nils Nilsen *Stanley Morgan Nilsen *Ellinor Nilsen *Olav Nilsen Olav is my fathers grandad, which Ellinor, Stanley and Albert is my fathers great uncle. Albert is your grandad which we have on record that you are the child of either charlotte or pemal. if you would like more information PLEASE contact me
Zoey Nilsen
Chilton, - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:36:28 (PDT)
Hi! There! Wonder if you could help.using my iPad I have been trying to send comments to my cousin in Seaham via Guest Book but can't see it appearing on list.How can I check he has received it? Maybe I have missed something out.The guest book is new to me,I think it's a great idea and only heard of it recently through my brother who lives in HK.We are both from Seaham. Hope you can help a non-technical person! Many thanks
Elsa Brennan
- Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 09:33:36 (PDT)
Would like to hear from descendants of Henry Anderson from Heligoland.He was my great grandfather
kim morris was anderson
Atherton, - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:20:07 (PDT)
message to Keith Brennan hi! Keith hope you are well. John said he had been in touch with you.Where were you stationed in Wilts? Nice county.Did you ever visit Longleat Safafi Park? Got to take German Shepherd for walk before rain starts so bye for now. Elsa Brennan
Elsa Brennan
Wilts, - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:17:39 (PDT)
Trying to track relatives. My fathers name was charles henry reay (chuck) anyone know anyone related please
angela wilcox
hartlepool, - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:15:02 (PDT)
Meassage For Nick Wales. Cant thank you enough Nick for the information. Ive been searching for David for about 4 years and had given up. I will check the phone book for Farrindon and his brother. Likely to be easier than trying to find a D Stephenson in Tees side. Many thanks For finding out for me. Regards Ann Hansen
Ann Hansen
Bonora Point , - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:13:23 (PDT)
hi my name is rebecca nilsen and i have just been on your guest book and i have noticed a comment on there from 2012 about amy wagner looking for information about her great grandad nils albert and morgen and they are my great grandad and i woundered how i could get in touch with her because i have some deverstating news for her that my grandad harry nilsen (which johan nilsen was his grandson) has passed away and i think she has the right too no because she is close family im really exited please help me .....
rebecca nilsen
- Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:12:02 (PDT)
hi just like to say i lived at seaham vicarage i was in the girls home in 1964 for 6 months befor moving on. we went to church st marys every sunday it was very remote and the sea views were lovely it there anyone els remembers being there around that time i remember helen black in there with me it still is a lovely and facinating place to visit.
margarett fairless
newcastle upon tyne, - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 15:10:34 (PDT)
Hi Derrick Turns, Thanks for the information on the plate. I tried the phone number but it no longer exists. I will keep trying, any help on this would be appreciated. For Ann Hansen, Dave Stevenson lived in No 38 The Avenue ,I lived next door at No40. The last I heard was that he now lives in the teeside area. His younger brother John and sister Doreen both live in Sunderland in the Farringdon area.
Nick Wales
Sunderland, - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 14:05:07 (PDT)
My grandparents, Julia and Henry Firth lived in Seaham, as did my father Robert Firth. I have many happy childhood memories of Seaham Harbour.
Alison Macfie
Kirkcaldy, - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 14:03:17 (PDT)
to nick wales i have one of those plates had it for quite some time it has pictures of the green drive bridge dawdon lodge banner the church st hild &st helens and dawdon colliery i have just checked the back and i hope this can help you the plates are limed editions i dont know how many was made mine is 202 the name on the back is billy johnstone colliery plates and a telephone number 0191 5268388 hope this info helps.
Derrick Turns
Seaham, Co.Durham UK - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:50:18 (PDT)
I'm originally from New Silksworth- but have some great memories of Seaham. Used to ride our bikes through the "knack Fields" as a short cut. I worked a Saturday job, with Lido Fruit Juices. The owner Gorden ****(can't remember his surname)was from Sunderland. Curious if any one can remember the firm? He did deliver pop to folk all around the area. I had a few friends who went to Seaham Grammer(Northlea). Bill Simpson, Alan Guy, Geoff Rumford, Barbara Pattern, Kay Davison, Linda Hodgson. Wonder if they're still around, or knows there where abouts? The harbour was always busy in the 60s and 70s.and a great place to visit, mess about, and watch the activities. I left the North East in the 70s-but still have fond memories of Seaham. Not sure if any one can remember me get in touch...even though I'm not a Seahamite. Eddie Tate
Edward Tate
Barnsley, - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:42:34 (PDT)
to Vivienne McCracken (little), i also went to st Mary magdalens ,then to st Joseph's, I noticed you were trying to contact Florence Reay,I have contacted her sister and she will pass the message on
June hoy
Seaham, - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:39:50 (PDT)
I would still love to get back in touch with my cousin David Owen who left a message in 2010 which I didn't see till last year. His parents were Tom and Audrey. My parents were Norman and Lily. We lived at 5 Victoria Street in the early 60's. My other cousins are Steven and Susan, David's brother and sister. I have been looking for David ever since I saw his message last year. I don't do Facebook so if anyone is in touch with him or Steven or Susan please tell them their cousin Wendy would love to make contact after so many years
wendy owen
hastings, - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:38:10 (PDT)
To John Brennan in Hong Kong. John,our Elsie has'nt replied to my email.If you do contect her please ask her to log onto the Seaham Harbour GUESTBOOK.
Keith Brennan
Seaham, - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:36:44 (PDT)
I'm from New Silksworth and when I was younger used to visit Seaham harbour alot. Used to have a Saturday job with Lido Fruitjuices- the pop factory probably long gone. It was great to be able to go down to the docks, just to watch the activities going on in the area. I had many friends who lived in Seaham- and alot of schools friends who went to Seaham Northlea Grammer schools. Loads of fond memories of Seaham. Would like to re connect with any one who knew me from years ago. Eddie Tate.
Edward Tate
Barnsley, - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:34:27 (PDT)
Does anybody remember the Taylor family that lived in Dawdon sea ham from about the late 1930s. My dad Robert Taylor grew up there from 1949 and lived with his parents charles and Jean Taylor. I have started to chase my grandfathers family but have come to a dead end with my grandmother as there is no birth certificate for her. The only info I have is that her fathers name was Samuel Dunn but would like to be able to trace her mother and maybe her siblings if she had any. My Grandmother died in the late 90s without me getting to know her so if anybody knows anything I would appreciate this. Many thanks
Yvonne Greenaway
Birmingham, West Midlands UK - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 14:29:45 (PDT)
In response to Ann nee knowles I remember your brother Alan from the mission dances please pass on my best wishes
Hilary sowerby nee griffiths
Guernsey C.I., - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:51:40 (PDT)
Trying to regain contact with my cousin Arty Smith ex RA and his wife Rose,they moved from their address in Seaham and none of the relatives have contact,Thank You Tom
Tom Smith
Easington lane, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:50:33 (PDT)
Can anyone help me find a Dawdon plate. I understand it has a picture of St Hilds and St Helens church on it and also Dawdon Pit. My wife Doreen and I were married in the church fifty years ago on 5th October 1963. It will be our golden wedding this year and I would like to give her a plate on our anniversary Her Father and Brother both worked at Dawdon Pit, Bill Hathaway (foreoverman) and Alan Hathaway (Engineer) I would be very grateful if any one could help me in my quest.
Nick Wales
Sunderland, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:48:47 (PDT)
Just looked at the High Colliery School football team photo 1949-50 and the teachers (Mr Page and Mr Shipley) were still there in my time there in the early 60s.... I think that Mr Shipley was the Headteacher by then ... any other photos/reminiscences from this time anyone??
Mick Balmer
Keighley, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:47:23 (PDT)
hi just wondering if anyone has any photos of st Mary magdalens or st Joseph's I left st Joseph's in 1967 I was (Halliday ) would love to see any old photos
June hoy
Seaham, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:45:37 (PDT)
BIRTHDAY NOTICE; my dad David Carver (b. 23.03.28)is celebrating his 85th birthday on Saturday. He is the son of David & Lil and the grandson of Robert & Isabella. Would love to see comments from relations or friends of the family........including Janice Heckles or Sheila Williams if possible.....cheers!
Gary Carver
Croydon, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:43:57 (PDT)
Hi. i'm from New Silksworth, but spent alot of time in Seaham. Used to go on our pedal bikes. Alot of my friends went to Seaham Northlea. Wondering if any one knows the where abouts of -- Alan Guy, Linda Hodgson, Violet Fox, Kaye Davison? I used to work on a Saturday for a Pop round- Lido Fruit Juices. (Gorden owner) Delivered all around Sunderland. Would love to catch up on all of the afore mentioned. Speak soon. Eddie.(March 2013)
Eddie Tate
Barnsley, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:42:11 (PDT)
My last attempt to try and find my old friend David Stevenson who lived in 30 The Avenue Deneside in the 1950s. We were all friends at a Sunday School Camp in Marske Yorkshire about 1952. Ive been trying for so long to try and hear any news of him at all.No one seems to remember him at all and i would think he would have gone to Deneside school at that time. David would now be about 73 years old. Im keeping my fingers crossed that somone can help me at long last. Many thanks from Ann
Ann Hansen (pike)
Banora Point, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:39:39 (PDT)
Hello Anne Storey. My name is Keith Batey I am so sorry to hear the sad news regarding Alan and Richard. I also lived in Bethune ave. and attended deneside and the s.m.s. schools in the same years as Alan.Alan and I then worked at Montague Burtons in high st. east sunderland from 1955 to 1956.there is a football photograph with Alan and myself on this website.I left burtons to work at the foundry in seaham then moved to billingham and lost touch.Your article brought back some fond memories of my growing up years and early working years in good old deneside. thanks Anne. Keith Batey.
Keith Batey
billingham, - Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:38:23 (PDT)
Hi this is for the Attention of Maureen Rafferty Thank you for the Message yes I remember your family I used to Live in 44 Melrose Cresant From 1959 till 1965 I was Elizabeth Charlton then Dad Bob Robert Harrison and Mam Betty Elizabeth Charlton Nee Stonehouse now Wood. Thanks for the feedback God bless take care thanks for your kindness If you need to keep in touch I am on Faceboo
Elizabeth Smith
Somerset, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:48:38 (PDT)
To, John BRENNAN in Hong Kong.Thanks John for our Elsies info.I'm awaiting her response.I will update when that is received.Keith.
SEAHAM, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:46:22 (PDT)
Hi we used to live at 222 The Avenue. Is there anyone still in Seaham who went to Deneside school 1946-49 or the girls'grammar 1945-1955 Edna Roberts
edna simms(roberts)
Northampton, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:45:10 (PDT)
maurice Morrison
Wimbledon, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:43:57 (PDT)
It is sometme since I visited Seahan Online and am pleased to see how it has improved and thrived. I lived in Seaham from birth in 1945 unti1965. My sister and her family and a cousin still live in the town. I lived in Bethune Avenue until 1955 when we moved to Winslow Crescent, Westlea. I went to Deneside Schools and remember Miss Watson, Mr Dodds and Miss Burgess, my class teachers. Moved froom there to Seaham Girls Grammar until 1963 when I was one of the first girls to attend Ryhope Grammar 1963 -65. My two brothers (now deceased) Richard and Alan Knowles went to Deneside and then on to Seaham Modern. Anyone out there remember us? Would love to hear from you.
Anne Storey nee Knowles
Grimsby, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:42:43 (PDT)
If Norma Witten and Andrea nee Raynish are reading this, can you please get in touch with me again.I had an accident and havntt been on my computer for a while xx
Ann Hansen nee Pike
Tweed Heads, - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 04:40:55 (PDT)
In reply to Dave Ward. There was a George Farrell worked at Dawdon colliery in the seventies or early eighties and I seem to recal that he too had been in the services. I'm afraid that I lost track of him but perhaps someone else who worked there might remember what became of him. I'll ask around the town and I'll get back in touch if I can come up with anything but in the mean time, good luck with your search. Regards, Tom.
Tom Hanson
Seaham, - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 07:36:23 (PST)
To Carol Webb I have a copy of the book you mentioned. You are welcome to borrow it if you can send me your address(privately)through this web site.
m howarth
seaham, - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 07:33:59 (PST)
sorry if i've asked this before,but does anyone have a copy of a photo tha appeared in the seaham book images of seaham.The photo is of group of people before they set off for the durham miners gala(vane tempest lodge).My nana, mrs margaret stamp is in this photo,kind regards mrs carol webb
carol webb
chichester, - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:59:46 (PST)
I have just found this forum and as I was looking through it I came across a comment from a Paul Taylor who was looking for information about his grandfather James Taylor. My Grandfather was Charles William Taylor who also lived at northback railway Seaham so they could be brothers. Paul posted this comment back in Dec 2009 so Im hoping he still looks at this website as Im also trying to trace my family tree.
Yvonne Greenway
Birmingham, - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:58:23 (PST)
Hello, I thought you might enjoy this image of a wall of water raised by gale force winds off the coast of Seaham. It appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times, It's not ideal Chamber of Commerce material, I suppose, but I have a feeling that Lord Byron would have loved it. Peter Ryan, Santa Babara, California USA Sorry imafe not shown S.M
Peter Ryan
- Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:56:59 (PST)
I have an old photo of the above taken in 1933 at the Jubilee field. Where is or was this field?
John Clay
- Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:53:47 (PST)
To Janet Baggott/Naylor of Victoria. Richard Atkinson moved to New Zealand in 1958. He used to live in The Avenue.
Yvonne Watson
Nelson, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:15:51 (PST)
Does anyone know the whereabouts of a guy called George Farrel, who served in the RAF in Aden in 1963/65 as I recall he hailed from Seaham Harbour. He was a good friend out there to me.
Dave Ward
Aberdeen, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:14:32 (PST)
Back in my home town now in Seaham, after living near Selby in Yorkshire for a number of years.
Pamela Philip nee Plumpton
Seaham, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:13:07 (PST)
Happy2013 to everyone I spent my younger days in JasperAvenue in the 1930s age 5 to 10 does anyone remember Angelo the icecream man.ON sATURDAY AFTERNOON we used to sit on the back step waiting for him to appear at the bottom of the street from Laurel avenue We were equipped each with our halphpennies.There was Tum Graham Stanley Watson Billy Ward and my sister Hilda .There was a big cheer to see him appear but it seemed to take ages for him to get up the street He pushed a big barrow all the way up the street!We bought a cornet with monkeys blood on the ice cream.!We played up the bull field where there was apond and lots ofplay areas Ithink it was converted into allotments We would get back after plodging in the clarts happy times .Iwonder if any of those friends are still with us.? Years later I married Margaret Branthwaite now deceased and her father and mother moved into Tom Grahams house and it was a bit weird going in there years after.I moved into 51 Ivy avenue where we played more adult games! Names Yvonne Young Peggy Hall Margery Goodridge KenAllen Cyril Allen Iwonder if any of them are around? Happy days! at Deneside John Clay Move on to wartime1939 next
John Clay
marketharborough, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:11:36 (PST)
I am searching for the fisher family from Parkside crescent. I used to live at #6 till we moved to London in 1987. I would live to get in touch with there 2 daughters as we were very close till I moved and would love to catch up. Kim would be about 30 now and lea would be about 35 I believe if my memory is correct. Best wishes to all. Tom
Thomas Moreland JNR
London, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:09:24 (PST)
This message is for Maggie Mitchell who posted in September of 2012 seeking information on Edna Cook daur of Albinus Cook and Ethel Richards. While I don't have info on Edna I can tell you Albinus is my Great grand Uncle and his Aunt, Sarah Jane Cook is my Great Grandmother. Sarah Jane emigrated to Canada prior to 1900 with her husband William Price and several of their children. I would love to exchange emails with you Maggie and share any information you may have on our family.
Carole Thornton
Nanaimo, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:08:01 (PST)
Hi. John,I'm delighted we are in contact. Looking forward to helping Norma with the family tree.Can I contact our Elsie,I was stationed in Wiltshire during my RAF service.Iremember her playing the piano very well.I'ts been nearlly 70yrs.since I last saw her.Please keep in touch.Keith.
Keith Brennan
SEAHAM, - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:06:09 (PST)
Hi All, Just to let you know that the Guestbook will be closed for a while for maintenance to be carried out. Please continue with your submissions and they will be entered as soon as possible. Thanks, Sadie.
Sadie Mason.
Seaham, - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 14:14:16 (PST)
to Keith Brennan,Yes I am the brother of Elsie Brennan, Rodney and Sandra stayed with us in Seaham for a while. Elsie lives in Wiltshire and I have lived here in HK for about thirty years, Britain is too cold and wet for me. It was great to hear from you. My niece Norma is trying to complete a Brennan family tree , so I will pass on the information. Keep in touch. John
john brennan
hong kong, - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 14:09:44 (PST)
james jap inions
mildenhall, - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 14:07:52 (PST)
Although its almost 4 years late, i'd like to reply to Jo Hall's search of 2009. I am the grand daughter of Hilda Mcchesney and John Garrard, the daughter of Maureen. Please get in touch. Mo Gartland x
Mareen Gartland
Sunderland, UK - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 04:07:52 (PST)
May I take this opportunity to wish Ed and Sadie a Good & Healthy 2013.and thanking them for their excellent website which brings lots of joy & happy memories to us on Guestbook Thank you both.
Keith Brennan
Seaham, Co. Durham uk - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 04:04:18 (PST)
Hello John,Rodney & Sandra NICHOLSON are my nephew &niece.Are you the brother of Elsie she'll be about my age & younger to you.Your older brother Bill bought my sister Doris's shop on Princess 1952.Looking forward to your reply.Keith.
Keith Brennan
Seaham, Co. Durham uk - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 03:59:06 (PST)