Memories of Percy Main

My Grandma

my grandma was called Martha Dinnie, came from Jarrow, lived at 55, Hedly Street, Percy Main.

Percy Main Village

I was born in 1947, and lived at number 14, Blyth Street, Percy Main village, my maiden name was Bell. My mam was called Ethel, dad was Bob, and my sister was Iris. When I was a child my granda Joe Bell, his daughter Phemie and her husband Charles and their son Brian Poulter lived in Backworth Street. My aunt Beth, her ...Read full memory

Early Years At Percy Main

My teen years were spent in Mindrum Terr (the buildings). I started work with Percy Couchman the local builder but left to earn more money at the Loco Sheds as a cleaner fireman.

Need To Find If A Public House Is Still Up & Running

My name is Pat Turner & i was born 28/03/1943 @ home which was 19 Whitworth Street,Walker. Recently my mum passed away & her last request was her ashes be taken home & scattered on her mother's grave. My family are going to make this journey from Crewe,Cheshire.we have all the information ...Read full memory

A memory of Percy Main by Mary Turner

Looking For Long Lost Cousin

Anyone out there know of the wherabouts of mr Foster Bell, my cousin, trying to locate him, he lived in Percy Main (old) village?

Living In Wallsend

I am 54 now and have two brothers Billy & Mark and two sisters Hazel & Linda, we were all brought up in Willington Quay (George Street),( apart from Linda who was not born then), until we moved up into High Howdon, (Purley Close no 36). I went to the Bewick first school on Tynemouth Rd Howdon and then Richadrson Dees ...Read full memory

Born 1915

My father, Arthur Harrison Cook, was born in Tynemouth in 1915. He attended Percy Main school and Victoria School. He moved to Grimsby in 1939 to join the police force and became a Chief Inspector. His uncle Harry Wilson lived in Latimer Street, and I believe there were some newsagents shops which the family owned. Dad is still living in his own home with my mother and will soon be 98.

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