Old Maps of North Shields

Historic Maps of North Shields and the local area.

I first came to North Shields after leaving the army in 1972. I stayed at the Railway Hotel run by a tyrant of a woman who threw you out at 8am and would not let you back till 5pm! Worked at Tor-days then General Foam and at nights bouncing for a guy called Sid MacCullock who owned the Jungle, the Sands in Whitley Bay, (...Read full memory)

When I was a young girl I was shown newspaper cuttings of my father John F Fife modelling an asbestos fire suit he had designed and made in his factory work shop at Percy Main. My older brother aged 84, who lives in Australia, remembers being taken to the factory as a boy in the thirties, he (...Read full memory)