Memories of Wallsend


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

Memories Ofpalmers Buildings

We used to live in Gateshead but because father was away in the RAF he thought we should live closer to his brother who lived at 116 High Street East, Wallsend, so we managed somehow to get a house at 16 Third Street, Palmers Buildings, the move was done with the use of a lorry that delivered coal, we did not ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Allen Flynn

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

Wylam Gardens

This photo was taken about 1961 in Wylam Gardens. The girl on the right was called Rita D.


I was born in 1951, so belong to the generation of Saturday morning cinema goers in Wallsend who just couldn't wait for Saturdays. The choice was big in the late 1950's. The Gaumont (corner of Park Road and High Street East). The Royal (High Street East) and now the Lloyds TSB bank. The Tyne (Station Road) pulled down to make way ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Michael Innes

A One Off

Just opposite the Buddle School, There stands paper shop, Throughout my youth I as a rule, Would almost daily stop. From Nineteen seventy seven, Until the Eighties took their bow. This shop was ran by Tommy, Sadly no longer with us now. He looked like a young James Coburn, With his smile and year round tan. We all ...Read full memory

Memories Of Days Gone By

I was born in Mark Street, Palmers Buildings. Around 1953 our family moved to Whitby Gardens, Holy Cross. Attended St Aidan's school. I worked down the Rising Sun from 1955 for three years then enlisted in the Army for six years. This was followed by working for the National Assistance Board in Blyth for over three ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by jimcaff

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

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