The Lido has now re-opened.
I was born in 1948 and lived in Newbiggin By the Sea a lot of my life. The cafe was called the Lido and I would spend hours in there listening to the juke box, it was the only way I could get to hear the latest pop music. The ice cream was good but my friends and I used to have a coffee as it lasted longer. Sadly the Lido is now ...Read full memory
The big white building was a cafe called "Bertorelli's". they also had a smaller cafe at the other end of Newbiggin which was called the West End.
When we were teenagers and bored we would sit on old men's seat at the junction over the bridge and watch the smelly tankies go by. Some of the lads would go tanky hopping and grab on the back for a ride! The girls would wait for any lads go by the sea coalers in their cars. Lynn Smith and Harry Allport and John Robinson - we were all mates.
Having parents brought up in Newbiggin, Joyce Hall, daughter of Hilda Hall, postmistress of the collery post office and Dick Smith, son of Acky and Ann Smith, Storey Cresent, Newbiggin I am interested to share information of childhood visits to Newbiggin and hear from residents who remember my family. ...Read full memory
Is there anyone out there from the 1960s who used to to all meet up at the site on a Friday night looking forward to a long weekend: Ronnie, Semone, Stew, Dek, Davy, Jim, Linda, Kipper, George, Norman, Brenda, Jeff, Trevor, Brian, Gillian, Jim, Sally, Blue, John. just to name a few.
I can remember this very, very well indeed, also the pilgrims, they used to come down to the bandstand and have a great day out with all the Sunday School etc etc,t he green tents and deck chairs lol, oh my, this brings back good memories.
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is of great interest for me, as many of my ancestors lived there. I was able to visit St. Bartholomew's Church and discover the gravestone of the Harbottle family, one of whom was my great great grandfather. It made rather sad reading as many died so very young.
I visited Newbiggin for the first time in January of this year, in search of my ancestors, who I hoped to find in St. Bartholomew's church. It was a bright but extremely windy day when we arrived, but I was delighted to discover the gravestone of my Gt.Gt. grandfather and many of his family. The stone was propped up ...Read full memory
My grandparents Isabella and Jack Lymer and my Uncle Victor Lymer lived above the cafe until my nan's death in 1968. When I was young it was the flat to the left as you look at the picture. It is now the hairdressers. My mum tells me that when she married my dad (1943) they lived in the flat to the right of the ...Read full memory
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