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

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

A Native Of Tynemouth In Exile

I was born in Tynemouth, in Percy Park, the road leading down to the sea by the Grand Hotel. In 1956, I began at Tynemouth Prep. School, now The Kings School, in Huntington Place. I live in Hampshire now, but, I have been back to Tynemouth several times and have always been delighted that so little has changed. Long may it remain so. I am Tony Brown.

The Fry Family

My godparents from Hotspur Street were the above family who, I was told, gave a home to my father aged 13, on the death of his father, in the Great War in 1917. My grandfather was Tailor of Tynemouth who paraded grandmother in the latest creation along The Pier on Sunday mornings, apparently hoping for orders from ladies of ...Read full memory

A memory of Tynemouth by Jo Smart

I Know All The Memories Of Tynemouth

I was born in North Shields and know all the photos shown ...was my school holidays. I married my husband, a Northumberland Fusilier from Haltwhistle in January 1959 and in April we left from Newcastle on Tyne on the Empire Fowey to Hong Kong. We came home to North Shields for a few months and left ...Read full memory