Tag Archives: Stockton

Unusual lavatory layout for school parties in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

Formerly known as Hector’s House, the third of the double garages (including the coach house) at the White House, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, was converted into holiday accommodation for school parties. On the ground floor there was a self-contained bedroom with en … Continue reading

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Back to the old house for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? (Rousse)

The venue for this week’s BBC Radio 4 Any questions was Stockton-on-Tees or – more precisely – the childhood bedroom that I shared with my sisters at the White House, Hartburn. The room had been cleared of bedroom furniture to … Continue reading

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Stockton man traffics refugees as a sideline to drug dealing (Rousse)

TPR and I were setting down to watch a 1970s film in the upstairs drawing room of the White House when we sensed that we were not alone. After a quick check behind the furniture revealed nothing, we sat back … Continue reading

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A private tour of the National Railway Museum, York (Rousse)

My mother had parked her car in Newcastle, but accidentally purchased train tickets that took us further south to York. ‘It’s OK’, we assured to her, ‘We just get off at Newcastle. Nobody will care if we leave our seats … Continue reading

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Andy Murray and his secret TV quiz show lover (Rousse)

DM and I were each paired up with a man to compete in a geographic television quiz show that required us to name all the streets of Stockton-on-Tees. The experience was so intense that each couple fell in love. My … Continue reading

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Ranting, raging, decorating, and bathing at the White House (Rousse)

I stormed into my sister J’s bedroom at the White House where I knew that I would find my mother. ‘She’s done it again!’ I raged. ‘What now?’ ‘She’s “redecorated” the room next to the bathroom in her own ridiculous … Continue reading

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Daily Mail sub-editor is secret small screen writer (Rousse)

I discovered that Daily Mail sub-editor RH was the secret writer of scores of award-winning television dramas. This was on the same day that I overheard him say that he hardly ever watched television. It was my brother-in-law JS who … Continue reading

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