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

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

Holy Cross First School

Does anyone remember the holy cross school on the wallsend side of the burn bridge well that's were I went to school. We lived in holy cross and remember my grandfather coming to pick me up in his little red mini car , in them days it was a gravel road I fell and cut my hand still have the scare now.does any body remember the school or went the same time as me around 1960

A memory of Wallsend by shirleym.nash

Any Place I Please

Sat just off Byker High Street, On this cold and wet March day. The intermittent windscreen wipers, On the car wash rain away. The patter on the car roof, Of the raindrops as they fall. Remind me of the caravan, When I was only very small. Fortunate am I to close my eyes, And transport anywhere with ease. Why stay in rainy Byker? I can go any place I please! James Bridgewood,

Drill Hall

It has gone the old drill hall I was born in vine street in 1947. Father was TA the 506 field squadron Royal engineers so my the connection with the building lasted a long time.I watched the Coronation in the drill hall the only TV around at that time I fired my first rifle in the range built in the roof so small at the time they had ...Read full memory