Memories of Wallsend


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

Palmers Buildings

I lived with my grandparents in Mark Street until I was 7. I had a friend called Thomas Ayre. I often dream about the streets and people. I visited it yesterday May 3rd and nothing ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Ann Wyatt

Benton Way , Carville School And The Western

I used to live at 209 Benton Way overlooking Swans, when the 'big uns' were being built. We lived opposite Tommy Dolans shop - it was a happy place, if over ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend

Memories Ofpalmers Buildings

We used to live in Gateshead but because father was away in the RAF he thought we should live closer to his brother who lived at 116 High Street East, Wallsend, so we ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Allen Flynn

Death Of The Boyer

They knocked the Boys Club down today, folks came from far and wide. To see it come down brick by brick, and reminisce with pride. They knocked the Boys Club down today, if ...Read full memory

Holy Cross

I was the born at the Green in Wallsend. I used to live in Holy Cross and I remember the burn, the old cemetery at the top of our road and shopping on Wallsend High Street. My dad was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Lesley Kovacs

For Darren

On this cold and windy winters day, we will gather all as one. Trying to find the words to say, now that one of us is gone. There will be much sadness,many tears, a sombre mood ...Read full memory

Best Place In The World

I was born in Wallsend in 1951 at the Green and first lived at Rose Hill. Everything about the High Street, the shipyards (Slipway, NE Marine, Swans), the Rising Sun Pit, ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Bryan Brooks

My Walk Home From Work.

If I could have picked the ideal weather, for my walk home from work today. It just could not have been improved upon, it was perfect in every way. A clear blue sky,bright ...Read full memory

Gainers Terrace

I lived in Gainers Terrace in the 60's with me ma, da, and brother Tom. I loved seeing the ships being built from my bedroom window, late at night the room would be all lit up with the ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend

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