Beadnell, The Harbour And Shore c.1960

Memories of Beadnell


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)

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)

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)

I trained racehorses on this beach from 1967 t0 1970. My stable was behind Beadnell House Hotel and I and my family lived just off Swinhoe Road in a cottage which was just behind the Dunes. Happy days. I also spent many a family holiday in Bamburgh and Seahouses in my childhood, I had an uncle who was Golf Pro at the Seahouses (...Read full memory)

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