My father, John Robert Coulson, Jr., was born in Bebside, England on December 30, 1907. He came to America with his mother as a young boy. His mother's name was Emma Jane Worth Coulson and she had relatives in Shankhouse. My father's father was also John Robert Coulson and died before my father came to the ...Read full memory
Walking from Poets Estate, Blyth, across the fields, crossing the railway lines and then through the Bebside pit yard to see my big brother, David, who lived on Front Street, Bebside, day or night time but felt safe doing so, not like it is nowadays.
I lived at 2 Glendale Avenue with my mam and dad, Martin and Peggy, and my two sisters, Margaret and Maureen, and my brother Martin. My grandparents lived at number 10 Glendale. My earliest memories revolve around playing in the streets with large numbers of kids, playing football and cricket on the 'green', walking up the ...Read full memory
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