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.

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

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

Throckley Fish Shop

Throckley Fish Shop was situated next to the Post Office. It was owned by the Humble family who were really nice people and made delicious fish and chips. Eddie and I think it was his son Freddy  who worked there and kept the kids like myself hanging around in place. I'm sure I got a clip behind the ear hole a few ...Read full memory