Saturday, May 05, 2007

Where Is It ?

As a small child I used to have had a recurring dream about a big house. My father's family had settled near Darlington when they came to England in May 1940, and I was sure it was from staying there as an infant that the dream was sourced.

Sorting through my late mother's photographs I think I've found the house of my dream. Anyone know where it is ? Probably somewhere in the North-East.


5 comments:

Peter Spence said...

Looks like the old head office of Ropner Ship Management in Darlington. I could be completely wrong though, been trying to find a picture on the WWW, so far without success.

Sam Tarran said...

I used to have the same dream. A couple of miles from where I live, there is an enormous converted barn, that my mother still insists in stopping to gaze at whenever we drive by.

Anonymous said...

So where are your father's family from?

Observer said...

It is probably hosting a select estate of executive homes like any former mansion with so much as a tennis court.....only Local Archives can tell you what was

Donut said...

I spent many holidays in the North East (County Durham, Teesdale) with my family in past 20 years. My relatives all hail from that part of the country. I can honestly say that it is one of the only remaining parts of England that has retained its charm and character. Local traditions still remain, crime is low, immigration is insignificant. I would urge anyone to visit the area and see the rolling, unspoilt countryside. Sorry, through, I do not recognise the building.