Buy 2 for 1 this week!

Memories of Whitley Bay

Colman Cafe

My mother lived on the Esplanade in the 1940s just about opposite Colman Cafe. She taught in a local school. My father was a policeman in the town, and met my mother there. He ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Ninian Bowman

My Family At The Seaside

The people sitting on the seat in the foreground of this photo are actually my grandparents and aunt, visiting - as they regularly did - from their home in Annfield ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Louise Parkinson

Busy Holidays At The Coast

On the lead up to the Edinburgh & Glasgow holidays, my friends and I used to prepare by building our own 'bogeys' out of some pram wheels, then on the Saturday`we ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Bill Thompson

Whitley Bay My Family

I was born in Newcastle and all my family. My grandparents lived at Percy Terrace and I would go every school holiday to stay with them. I loved walking along the sea ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Christine Law

Aunty Bell's

My dad was a geordie and every year when I was a kid we would always visit his hometown, Jarrow, N Newcastle. I loved the northeast with all the different beaches and everything ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Lynne Ward

Sunday

On the subject of railway bogies (handcarts), for two years each Sunday morning in the late Fifties I used to propel one, laden to the gunnels with newspapers, from Monkseaton station, ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Colin Henderson

Whitley Bay Colman Cafe Boarding House On The Esplanade

Does anyone remember a cafe / boarding house on the Esplanade, called Colman or Colman's? It was run by some relatives of mine and I am ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by S Hill

The Venetian Cafe And Spanish City

I remember as a child going to Whitley Bay with my grandparents. We used to go in the Spanish City, and I used to go on some of the rides - the Ghost Train, ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Brenda Glover Nee Malone

The Forties

I lived in Jesmond Terrace at No.41. I had been taken to the airraid shelter and was back to sleep when a bomb hit No.55. It did not explode and we were all rushed to the underground ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by Derek Nicholson

Fond Memories Of Whitley Bay

Fond memories of Whitley Bay: Taking the 17 bus from South Wellfield to the bus station, Whitley Bay, with John Taylor. Dressed in our best (and only) Mod gear we ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitley Bay by David Honour

An amazing community has grown around our request to Share Your Memories.

You've shared 47465 memories of 28477 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved.

Keep them coming!

Start Now

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?