Beadnell, The Harbour c.1955

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Caption for Beadnell, The Harbour C1955: Disused lime kilns dominate the small harbour. They were built in 1798 by Richard Pringle for John Wood of Beadnell Hall, and it was Wood who also extended the harbour for the export of lime and coal. The kilns are now owned by the National Trust.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Beadnell, the Harbour c1955


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)

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)

My name is Sean Sweet. I have many memories of Beadnell. My Grandparents owned a cottage near the harbour called Sandy Dell and later my parents had a static caravan on the links. Every summer seemed to be hot and sunny and we always had great adventures, and it always seemed as if we were the first people ever to (...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)

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Caption for Beadnell, The Harbour C1955: Disused lime kilns dominate the small harbour. They were built in 1798 by Richard Pringle for John Wood of Beadnell Hall, and it was Wood who also extended the harbour for the export of lime and coal. The kilns are now owned by the National Trust.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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