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Shell Garage based on A167 at Aycliffe Village (John Williamson)

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Avenue Comprehensive School images provided by John Williamson

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Gretna Public House c1980’s (John Williamson)

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West Park Lake in the mid 1970s

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Welbury Grove Residents C1979 (John Williamson)

Opening of the 1000th house in June 1953

The roundabout outside St Clare’s before the Thames Centre was built

HRH Prince Charles at Oak Leaf Sports Complex in 1978

Aycliffe’s original shop

Prince Charles being interviewed at Radio Aycliffe

Queens Visit to Newton Aycliffe in 1960

The Avenue Comprehensive School, (before Tesco)

Finchale Farm Shop

The Queen’s visit to Newton Aycliffe in 1960

Williamfield area

One of the first marriages in St Clare’s Church

The first houses (prefabs)

Neville Parade

Newton Aycliffe town centre as it was originally

The spade which was used to cut the first sod when building homes in Newton Aycliffe (c 1948)