Newcastle Upon Tyne, Black Gate And Castle c.1955

Memories of Newcastle upon Tyne


MY MAM USED TO TAKE ME TO ALL THEASE PLACES WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10.I REMEMBER THE FIRST NUDE SHOW AT THEGRAND WHEN THE NUDES WERE BEHIND A NET CERTAIN AND DID NOT MOVE WASENT PROPER THEM DAYS.AND ALL THE PICTURES HOUSES WERE GREAT. MAM USED TO TAKE (...Read full memory)

With big hugs from waiting family on one of the many platforms that was Central Station, we hurried though the noise and clouds of steam towards the station exit and into the sunlight...my eyes gazing in wonderment at all the the grand buildings, trams and bright yellow trolly buses, (...Read full memory)

The old Grand Theatre at Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne was one of well over 65 theatres and cinemas in the city in the heyday of entertainment. Kenneth More in repertory, Winifred Atwell playing her first date in England, Bobby Thompson and the Merry Magpies, The Tattler Girls, many many (...Read full memory)

We arrived in Newcastle in September 1955, from Malay, (Malaysia) where we were housed in that fortification of red brick buildings: Fenham Barracks. After a couple of weeks I eventually became acclimatised to the cold and, upon venturing outdoors, found a wealth of new-found friends and every day (...Read full memory)

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