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 ...Read full memory
I am trying to find out more information about this school, does it still exist? My grandma, May Handyside, finished here 17th July 1936.
I was raised in Rosehill, Wallsend and was born at The Green in 1944. We lived at the top of Rose Bank and I went to the Central Infants and Junior Schools then to the Stephenson Memorial Secondary Modern in Howdon. ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
Catching Bumble Bees in coffee jars, and Sticklebacks in bowls. Kicking the tops off Moth balls, catching newts and water vowels. Chasing after Butterflies, magnifying slugs. Gazing up at starry skies, collecting Lady ...Read full memory
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 ...Read full memory
Central Girls school Wallsend was operational during the ten years I was there from 1941. It was one of three large units that were respectively, The Infants, Boys, and Girls. We were segregated once we survived the ...Read full memory
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