6 thoughts on “Brass Band, Billingham Town Centre

  1. Thank you for your dates and comments. If 1964, then I think the girl in a coat in bottom right corner is possibly me (unless someone else claims this). We left for Australia in 1965, so this ties in well with the date. I lived in Marsh House Avenue, Billingham.

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  2. 1960’s. The ramp in the top left was put in, after the centre was pedestrianised, and the West Precinct constructed. During the 1950’s and early sixties, the centre was a thoroughfare, with traffic passing through.

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  3. Have you got a date? I can’t see enough detail on my screen to be able to judge by the clothing and hairstyles more exactly than late 50s/early 60s.
    I worked in that branch of Woolies on Saturdays in 1962, when I was 15, first just the morning and then the whole day. I had to wear a far-too-big overall and got 12/6 for 8 hours, out of which I paid 1/3 for a substantial meal in the canteen upstairs. I spent the rest of the (short) break doing O-level revision, to the bemusement of the rest of the staff, few of whom had any interest in Virgil, Chaucer, log tables, spirogyra and Marlborough’s battles.

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