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.


I used to go and see ted stout as a child believe he was my dads uncle, we also have family connections to the family names, bloxom, and surtees, my grandfathers name was james Daniel smith who moved from the howden area to birtley co durham, does anyone have any information on this family tree you could share with me

A memory of Wallsend by msmith36

Evaporating Memories

Wallsend is sliding down the slipway, to use a shipyard metaphore. Now just widswept open spaces, stand where the workman stood before. They've allowed all of the trades to die, and made the workforce unemployed. Now just evaporating memories, of working lives we once enjoyed. This river's steadfast ...Read full memory

Death Of The Boyer

They knocked the Boys Club down today, folks came from far and wide. To see it come down brick by brick, and reminisce with pride. They knocked the Boys Club down today, if you drive past in your car. That famous landmark's gone for good, all that's left's a giant scar. They knocked the Boys Club down ...Read full memory