What has happened to the area now?
Mam and Dad retired in 1988 and whilst Dad thrived in his retirement, I know for a fact Mam missed Parliament Road and all her friends badly (we lived up Acklam and I think mam felt a bit isolated). Two years ago my dear Dad died - at that time I took the car and went for a drive down memory lane. I live in the south and even though I get up to Middlesbrough often I had not been down Parliament Road for years. I got such a shock. It was so sad, so depressing seeing that area now - what has happened?? It looks so run down.
What I can say is that when Dad turned 80, he got into computers big time!!! And, I know for a fact, he would have loved this site and would have been offering his twopenneth!!! So, with that in mind, and without getting too maudlin , I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved in this site for helping to keep those precious memories alive!!!!