Throckley, Tyne and Wear
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Throckley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Throckly Petrol Station

One of the most famous of all landmarks was Curwin's garage, everyone can remember the toy dog on the roof of the garage and it had a walbottle tie /scarf wrapped round its neck ...

A memory of Throckley by Ian Heron

White City/Newburn Road.

We came to live at 12 Hewley Crescent in 1950. My gran, Mrs Knight, lived on Newburn Road, at that time she only had gas lighting and cooking. She had electricity installed in 1955 for the FA Cup on TV, she had a house-full that day. I can also remember when they built the Centurion public house 1954/5. There a ...Read full memory

A memory of Throckley by Richard Lowes


I remember when I was a young lad, playing down Johnnas Bank, we used to play Duffers "Dares", like jumping the widest part of the burn, seeing how many friends would fit on a swing and swing across the burn, sometimes the rope snapped. And we would dare each other to sit on the Devils Chair in the Low Dean, we used to climb and ...Read full memory

A memory of Throckley by Basil Dixon