Memories of Beadnell


I trained racehorses on this beach from 1967 t0 1970. My stable was behind Beadnell House Hotel and I and my family lived just off Swinhoe Road in a cottage which was just behind the Dunes. Happy days. I also spent many a family holiday in Bamburgh and Seahouses in my childhood, I had an uncle who was Golf Pro at the Seahouses Golf ...Read full memory

A memory of Beadnell by Bill Mather

Low Dover/Dorothy's Cafe

Used to live over the cafe, then downstairs when it was closed and made into a flat; the younger two of our four sons were born there (one upstairs and one downstairs!). our two eldest boys went to the village school, and used to play football with Rev. Eric Zachau in the paddock behind the school. I delivered ...Read full memory

A memory of Beadnell by Derek Bee

Tea Times At Beadnell

My name is Sean Sweet. I have many memories of Beadnell. My Grandparents owned a cottage near the harbour called Sandy Dell and later my parents had a static caravan on the links. Every summer seemed to be hot and sunny and we always had great adventures, and it always seemed as if we were the first people ever to set ...Read full memory

A memory of Beadnell by Rosemary Sweet

Beadnell Memories

In the 1950s and early 1960s I was very fortunate to be a regular guest at Beach Court; week-ends, and Easter and summer holidays. In those days Beadnell was indeed like a suburb of newcastle, somewhere between Gosforth and Jesmond, and practically all one's friends would be there. Dorothy's café (sometimes with piano ...Read full memory

A memory of Beadnell by Graham Steel

The Fisherman Of Beadnell

As a child we owned Rose Cottage and would visit often. Our neighbour was a fisherman, these were fishermen's cottages. Once, as a boy, I was taken to meet the catch as it came in, possibly as early as 5.00 am. Crabs, lobsters, herring, mackerel, cod ... The stench of the harbour mud, the frotting waves against the ...Read full memory

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