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Memories of Beadnell

As a child we owned Rose Cottage and would visit often. Our neighbour was a fisherman, these were fishermen's cottages. Once, as a boy, I was taken to meet the catch as it came in, possibly as early as 5.00 am. Crabs, lobsters, herring, mackerel, cod ... The stench of the harbour mud, the frotting waves against (...Read full memory)

We used to holiday at Beadnell and Seahouses in the 1950s. There was my Mam,Dad,Auntie,Uncle, Nanna, Rexy the dog,and myself. We used to all squash into my Dad's works van and head North from Newcastle. I have wonderful memories of The Luck Bungalow, which was a wooden shack right on the dunes, (where the car park is (...Read full memory)

Used to live over the cafe, then downstairs when it was closed and made into a flat; the younger two of our four sons were born there (one upstairs and one downstairs!). our two eldest boys went to the village school, and used to play football with Rev. Eric Zachau in the paddock behind the school. I delivered (...Read full memory)

In the 1950s and early 1960s I was very fortunate to be a regular guest at Beach Court; week-ends, and Easter and summer holidays. In those days Beadnell was indeed like a suburb of newcastle, somewhere between Gosforth and Jesmond, and practically all one's friends would be there. Dorothy's café (sometimes with piano (...Read full memory)

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