Memories of Wallsend


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

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 ...Read full memory

Wallsend 1954 68

Born in the Green Maternity Hosp 1954, lived in Windsor Drive, Howden, Sandown Gardens, Howden and Prospect Ave. I remember being taken to the Masons Arms at Bigges Main in a pushchair, parked outside the corrugated iron lean ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Barry Hislop

Holy Cross

I was the born at the Green in Wallsend. I used to live in Holy Cross and I remember the burn, the old cemetery at the top of our road and shopping on Wallsend High Street. My dad was a supervisor at the Rising Sun Pit. We also ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Lesley Kovacs

Benton Way , Carville School And The Western

I used to live at 209 Benton Way overlooking Swans, when the 'big uns' were being built. We lived opposite Tommy Dolans shop - it was a happy place, if over run with mice. I went to Carville First ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend

My Home Town

Born in 1945 in Dinsdale Ave, Kings Estate, over the field from the pit. My aunts and cousins lived round the doors, it was a very safe and happy environment. The youngest of four, the world was our oyster. We roamed the fields ...Read full memory

Wallsend Memories

I was born in Preston Hospital in January 1955. I lived in Charlotte Street and went to St columbas School. I remember being sent to get me mams shopping at the Co op in coach road.I still remember her co op cheque number ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Mary Mand

Ode To Wallsend

ODE TO WALLSEND I was born at Wallsend Village green in the heart of Wallsend Town, I spent my childhood in an era great to be around, We all grew up together and played in our back lanes, My cousins and my neighbours in ...Read full memory

Gainers Terrace

I lived in Gainers Terrace in the 60's with me ma, da, and brother Tom. I loved seeing the ships being built from my bedroom window, late at night the room would be all lit up with the light from the welders! My mother's ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend

Parker Terrace.

I was born in Preston Hospital, North 1943. My first recollections as a child were of living on Rosehill Road known as Parker Terrace at No7. An old lady called Mrs Roper lived next door. Another family called ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Maggie Ridley

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