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.


We were bombed out in Cardiff during the blitz in Cardiff and my father got us a house in Porthcawl. We lived on Mackworth Road. I have many happy memories of those days. I went to New Road School  and then to the senior school, ...Read full memory

A memory of Porthcawl by John Price

Oletha Bungalow, Highfield Ave, Porthcawl

My bungalow was built in 1911. Can anyone tell me if it is anything to do with Oletha 1901? It is strange it has the same unusual name 'Oletha'.

Growing Up Around Griffin Park

My friend Valerie and I used to sit around the bowling greens playing Jack Stones with the pebbles in the gullies.