Memories of Wallsend

Wylam Gardens

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

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

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

Better Times

Great Britain is in disarray, I've never seen the likes. Worse than when Thatcher telt us Geordies, to get on wa bikes. They closed the yards and factories, we had them by the score, These places now just memories, of ...Read full memory

Sweet Sweet Laughter

I saw the old hop scotch in Battle Hill, when out on tonights walk. I had a flashback of wor Sandra, Scrolling numbers with some chalk. Ali Ridley, Lesley Gibson, and other lassies roond wor way. Would wear their ...Read full memory

Wallsend Cinemas

It may have been earlier or later but the Tyne Cinema in Wallsend changed it's name to "La Continentale" and started to show "Art Films". I particularly remember one set of stills for a naturist film where the actors, who ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Jim Maxwell

Gainers Terrace

I was born at number 13 on 4/9/1950 and was happy there until my mam died, then me dad and I moved in with Sylvia and Fred in Woodbine Ave. I went back up home in 2006 and it had all gone, streets in my memory alone. I used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Wallsend by Pam Shepherd


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

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