Memories of Wallsend

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 ...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. ...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

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

Boyhood Dream

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 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


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

A memory of Wallsend by msmith36

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 ...Read full memory

Wylam Gardens

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

Central Girls School

I am trying to find out more information about this school, does it still exist? My grandma, May Handyside, finished here 17th July 1936.

A memory of Wallsend by Peter Brewer

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