I was born and lived in Forest Hall 1952-1968. I had relatives that lived in South-Shields, they owned the cycle shop Hornsbys. I used to go on visits there with my grandparents for tea, I remember we used to go down to the beach, when we were there, weather permitting. I have nice memories of the place. Brenda.
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.
My father, born in 1906, was educated in an orphanage in South Shields from about 1916 to 1922. The orphanage was operated by the Sisters of Charity. I would like to visit the South Shields area this summer from the USA. Does anyone have information on the location of the orphanage or other pertinent information that I would find helpful?