bygone days longbenton




Having spent my first birthday in West Croft Road, Forest Hall in 1926,
lived in a large Victorian house in 'The Grove', Benton for 42 years and over 6 years now in Norwood Court, Benton, I have felt qualified to record much of the history of the area.

   Unless recorded, history soon disappears, so since retirement as a schoolmaster
I have attempted to record the history of this area through a series of
books and CD's, which I hope
future generations (as well as the present)
will find of interest.

W.G. (Bill) Elliott.