These photographs were taken September 1989 of the Methodist Central Hall on Billingham Green. The church is now demolished and we believe a nursing home is now on the site. The hall at the back of the church was used as a Sunday School and for community functions.
Came across the B.B. photo by accident when I was trying to find when Billingham Methodist Central Hall was built. I was a bugler in the B.B. at that time but I don’t recognise myself anywhere in the photo. I now live in Wellingborough but occasionally meet Billingham people at our school year re-union which takes place at the St. George hotel on Teesside airport. Anyone wishing to get in touch with me, please feel free.
Hello Eddie. Nice to see you still jogging along.
Brings back memories. I attended Sunday school there in the 1950’s, and was a member of the 1st Billingham Boys Brigade from 1959 to 1961. We used to meet up at Central avenue, and march to the Central hall, with bugles and drums playing. I was a drummer, although not very good it must be said. The sound of the bugles and other drums masked my poor playing. My mother was a member of the women’s bright hour, from the late 1940’s until the late 1970’s. Rev Ayre was the incumbent for most of my time there.
I was also in 1st Billingham B.B. from I think (duff memory), about 1956 to around 1959(ish). Happy days with many happy memories. Do Terry Gilbert and Chuck McCorkindale ring any bells with you as officers in charge?