Memories of Wallsend

Ode To Wallsend

ODE TO WALLSEND I was born at Wallsend Village green in the heart of Wallsend Town, I spent my childhood in an era great to be around, We all grew up together and played in our back ...Read full memory

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

Evaporating Memories

Wallsend is sliding down the slipway, to use a shipyard metaphore. Now just widswept open spaces, stand where the workman stood before. They've allowed all of the trades to ...Read full memory


I am trying to locate the name of a school where my mother went during the years 1921 onwards that would have been within walking distance of Charlotte Street. Also, does anyone know of a church that might have been dismantled and taken to the USA? My mother's name was Dora Wylie.

A memory of Wallsend by Dora Rooke

Wallsend Central

Central Girls school Wallsend was operational during the ten years I was there from 1941. It was one of three large units that were respectively, The Infants, Boys, and Girls. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Bob Proud

A One Off

Just opposite the Buddle School, There stands paper shop, Throughout my youth I as a rule, Would almost daily stop. From Nineteen seventy seven, Until the Eighties took their bow. This ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Memories

I was raised in Rosehill, Wallsend and was born at The Green in 1944. We lived at the top of Rose Bank and I went to the Central Infants and Junior Schools then to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Andrea Pretli

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

Wylam Gardens

This photo was taken about 1961 in Wylam Gardens. The girl on the right was called Rita D.

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

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