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Caption for Newcastle Upon Tyne, Grainger Street 1900: Here we see Grainger Street before work began on electrification of the street tramway. This is a busy picture - there are lots of things going on, and it might be worth getting the magnifying-glass out. Note the young lad on the right; he has no shoes. Over on the left outside Harkers are two large hampers on a barrow. Harkers might be getting a visit from a salesman. It was common practice at this time for commercial travellers to carry their samples in hampers. They travelled to the big cities by train, hiring a barrow and boy to trundle along behind them from one call to another.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Newcastle upon Tyne

My mother, Margaret (Peggy) Goulden nee Gray went to Manchester during the war with Maud Blackburn who lived off Scotsford Road. She lost touch with her many years ago and today mentioned her. Any information would be gratefully received.

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)

My dad was Rod Welsh a football player in the 30's. He played for Portsmouth and Port Vale. Are there any photo's out there? We lived in Forest Hall till we moved to Canada. Great place to grow up - anybody got any photo's of the village? Ann Brewer (nee Welsh)

My father (same name) was there between 1933-41 and also has many memories. Talk to him if you are able to start his memory cells. e mail:

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