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Caption for Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Front Street C1955: A small resort, and former home to a large inshore fishing fleet, Newbiggin, even in 1955, had seen better days. Many Northumberland resorts are famed for the quality of their sands, but alas for Newbiggin - both pollution and wave action have taken their toll.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Front Street c1955

Aged seven I would join the queue outside the cinema each Saturday morning for the children's matinee accompanied by an older cousin. Once the doors were opened we were ushered in by a man with a voice like a sergeant major,he needed it,it could be bedlam,choosing where we sat was not an option we were instructed to fill (...Read full memory)

We didn't go to the cinema all that often and when we did it was a real treat. Fish and chip supper in the cafe upstairs, then into the cinema with its newsreels, local advertisements on slides, supporting 'B' film, forthcoming attractions and finally - The Big Film. And then out again, usually late at night (for us (...Read full memory)

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