Memories of Wallsend

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

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


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

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

Happy Childhood Memories

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. We lived in a very small terrace house but as my parents divorced in the early 1950's there was only ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Andrea Pretli

North East Marine

Does any one have old photos of the Apprentices Strike?

A memory of Wallsend by John Murphy

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