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 ...Read full memory
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
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
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
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 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
Does any one have old photos of the Apprentices Strike?
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
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
This photo was taken about 1961 in Wylam Gardens. The girl on the right was called Rita D.
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