Wardley born Colin Dowd's page of old Wardley.This is Colin & his mam outside his home in 1949 Wardley folks days out in 1956. Colin thinks this was possibly Carlisle or Brampton Colin's photo of Wardley Colliery chapel folk in 1956
           
Colin's dad Sam Dowd & daughter Eileen in the 50s at his allotment which was close to the Railway Hotel beside White Mare Pool I think Colin said this was one side of 1940s Wagonway St with Mrs Holdsworthy, Annie & Mrs Humphrey's Wardley kids Colin Dowd & Billy Robinson in Whitemere Gdns about 1948
           
Colin & Eileen Dowd beside there home in Smith Villas, Wardley about 1949-50. Colin as a Police Cadet in 1956 with his girlfriend from Boldon, Dorothy Hill. They are still together man & wife. A Wagonway St photo from the late 40s early 50s.
           
Grannie Dowd babysitting grandson Colin at her home in Leam Gnds, Wardley 1941 Eileen Dowd all dressed up outside her home in the Smith Villa prefabs Coronation day 1953. Local Wardley kids in the early 1950s probably in Smith Villas. By coincidence W Hill eventually married my cousin Irene Dunn in Cramlington..