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Memories of South Shields

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Leather Needle Holder Advertising Moncrieff &Beck Jewelers Ctr

King Street c1898, South Shields
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I just went to an estate auction in muncie, indiana, USA... I purchased what I believe is a needle holder, leather, with gold writing.
It says:
Moncrieff &Beck
Jewellers Ctr
South Shields
Does anyone know about this business? Do I have the right time period? We're they prominent Jewelers?

Orange The Tailors/pawn Shop in Frederick St. South Shields

Frederick Street c1906, South Shields
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Can anybody remember my grandad's shop in Frederick Street? Does anyone have any information about him, his family or his shop? I am trying to research my father's side of the family tree and only have a limited knowledge.

Edinburgh Boys Poem

The Sea Hotel c1955, South Shields
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I run a website about HMS Edinburgh and have been sent a poem written by a barmaid from the Sea Hotel that was written around 1938-1942 called the Edinburgh Boys.I am assuming this is the same hotel? Can someone confirm whether it is, or if not is there another. Is the author still with us and if so are there any contact info? I am updating the site and am looking for material. Any help would be appreciated.

1960s Whitburn Memories

Fowler Street c1900, South Shields
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I have some lovely memories of staying with my auntie Madge Dale in Adolphus Street in Whitburn in the 1960s with my mum and dad. As a small child I used to sleep in a tiny attic bedroom where my mum Doris Goodall (who came from Jarrow) used to sleep in when she went to Whitburn for her holidays, with her family, she shared the tiny bedroom with her sister and brother in one bed when they were small children. I remember the house having an outside toilet and a very cold stone floor in the kitchen and a big stairway up to the bedrooms and a 'posh' front room which I don't think I ever went in. It was such a friendly house and I will always treasure my time being there. We would go down to Marsden beach, what a wonderful place that was, I always felt I had a connection to the beach but didn't know why until later on in life, I have discovered I am related to... Read more

MY Dad's Mum, Frances Ann Coulson Lived in Fowler Street in 1901 Aged 5 Years Old.

Fowler Street c1900, South Shields
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My dad's mum lived in Fowler Street in 1901 aged 5 years old, her name was Frances Ann Coulson. She was married to a David Taylor in June 1914. Their son was my father, called Charles Henry Taylor. I am Joyce Collins, nee Taylor. I am doing the family tree, can anyone out there help me to trace family members living today, who may have old photos with names to put with my family tree, please? My dad had sisters called Elixabeth (known as Betty), Doreen, and also brothers? He lived at Monkton Avenue, South Sheilds with his family. Many thanks, Joyce Collins (nee Taylor)

Summer Holidays

My dad worked at the middle docks just about 1956 and in them days the shipyards would have their fortnight summer holidays all at once. My dad would wake me up at 6am to get ready, have my toast and jam,then it was off to the little beach to get our deck chairs and tent for changing into our trunks. We would be there every day of the fortnight - all the family would be there, my granda and nana would never miss. We would have egg sandwiches with sand in them, fish and chips from Franky café and plenty of hot water. We got hot weather all through our summer holls I can still remember them smashing days.

Futers Family

Hello. My grandparents and family lived at No 5 Whitehall Street opposite from West Park. The houses were originally `well to do` and had been transformed into upper and lower flats. The fronts had bay windows. I remember the street seemed quite steep to me as a child and had a railing down at the bottom where the street crossed Stanhope Road. My grandfather was Robert William Futers who died in 1950. My two aunts Eleanor and Nancy also lived there. Does anyone remember them ? or have an old photo of number 5 or the inside of the flats? Around the corner was a bakery where we bought the most wonderful meat pies!! I am searching for memories of that time in my life. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks Muriel Redd ( nee Jenkins ).

Orange st South Shields.

My nana was born in Orange Street, South Shields. Can anyone tell me where Orange Street was situated in South Shields? My nana was born 1892, Alice Duffie, sisters Mary and Isabella. Any help would be most appreciated, as yet again I have hit a brick wall thanks x

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