Bob Porter who lived in Philip St loaned quite a few photos on this page. This is the dedication service for HMS Llandaff in 1955 at Leslies.

Bob tells me that Choirs from St Cuthbert's, St John's & St Oswald's took part in this service at Leslies in 1955.

Last photo of the service for the launch of Salisbury Class Frigate HMS Llandaff in 1955 at Leslies.

St Oswald's Scouts & cubs with there leaders outside there school building

Bob Porter's 2AA class photo taken in 1956.

Bob's photo of 'war babies' about 1949-50 at the Colliery Board School.

Mary McBarron's (nee Nardone) photo of John & Nicholas Nardone in the back lane 'down the quay' somewhere. How times have changed!

When Hawthorn Leslie's' closed down, AMARC took over. This shows the Cable Ship 'John W Mackay' in dock about 1990-01.

Bob Porter's photo of Scouts, cubs & guides of St Oswalds beside the school building.

Bob Porter's photo showing St Oswald's Scout/Guide leaders.Thats 'Reyrolles man' Tommy Bickle in the front row.

Another from Bob showing the St Oswald's scouts

Mary McBarron's photo of relative George Cairn's with daughter Betty in there Thistle St backyard 1936. Tough times in those days & aren't we lucky?