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.


  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.


  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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