Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Wallsend and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Cinemas

I was born in 1951, so belong to the generation of Saturday morning cinema goers in Wallsend who just couldn't wait for Saturdays. The choice was big in the late 1950's. The Gaumont (corner ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Michael Innes

Fickle Fate.

Having had a great neet oot, on just twenty quid or less. I'd boonce aleng the High Street, until I reached Kebab Express. Ad pull oot all me loose change, and through my lucid ...Read full memory

Boyhood Dream

Catching Bumble Bees in coffee jars, and Sticklebacks in bowls. Kicking the tops off Moth balls, catching newts and water vowels. Chasing after Butterflies, magnifying slugs. Gazing ...Read full memory

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