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.

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

Tynemouth Beach

I remember this beach well, especially the open air swimming pool which is also on a photograph here in this collection , I remember going on a school swimming session weekly ( Preston High school ) now john spence and dreading seeing the piece of card in the window telling us the temp of the water . It didnt really matter ...Read full memory