South Shields, Laygate Lane 1900

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Caption for South Shields, Laygate Lane 1900: Laygate Lane is one of a number of sturdy Victorian terraces in South Shields; many of them were built speculatively by developers as the town expanded thanks to the coal and alkali industries. In 1850 South Shields (including Westoe) became a municipal borough; Harton was added in 1901, and Cleadon Bank and Harton Village in 1921.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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My nana was born in Orange Street, South Shields. Can anyone tell me where Orange Street was situated in South Shields? My nana was born 1892, Alice Duffie, sisters Mary and Isabella. Any help would be most appreciated, as yet again I have hit a brick wall thanks x

I was born and lived in Forest Hall 1952-1968. I had relatives that lived in South-Shields, they owned the cycle shop Hornsbys. I used to go on visits there with my grandparents for tea, I remember we used to go down to the beach, when we were there, weather permitting. I have nice memories of the place. Brenda.

My dad's mum lived in Fowler Street in 1901 aged 5 years old, her name was Frances Ann Coulson. She was married to a David Taylor in June 1914. Their son was my father, called Charles Henry Taylor. I am Joyce Collins, nee Taylor. I am doing the family (...Read full memory)

Can anybody remember my grandad's shop in Frederick Street? Does anyone have any information about him, his family or his shop? I am trying to research my father's side of the family tree and only have a limited knowledge.

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Caption for South Shields, Laygate Lane 1900: Laygate Lane is one of a number of sturdy Victorian terraces in South Shields; many of them were built speculatively by developers as the town expanded thanks to the coal and alkali industries. In 1850 South Shields (including Westoe) became a municipal borough; Harton was added in 1901, and Cleadon Bank and Harton Village in 1921.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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