My family including myself lived in the coastguard houses from 1949-1956, we, myself and my friends spent many hours on this beach and surrounding areas I attended tynemouth primary school and then linkskill sec modern
my father bought a rowing boat from a Benny Asaparty (possibly wrong spelling)who hired boats out
photos bring back great memories of living in the haven I wonder is there anyone on this site who remember this period
my name is Brian Hinchliffe
I remember this beach well, especially the open air swimming pool which is also on a photograph here in this collection , I remember going on a school swimming session weekly ( Preston High school ) now john spence and dreading seeing the piece of card in the window telling us the temp of the water . It didnt really matter what the card said the temperature was . All I know is that it was bloody cold every time ...see more
My godparents from Hotspur Street were the above family who, I was told, gave a home to my father aged 13, on the death of his father, in the Great War in 1917. My grandfather was Tailor of Tynemouth who paraded grandmother in the latest creation along The Pier on Sunday mornings, apparently hoping for orders from ladies of the village! Grandfather's workshop, again I was told by my father (Jack Galloway & my ...see more
I was born in North Shields and know all the photos shown ...was my school holidays. I married my husband, a Northumberland Fusilier from Haltwhistle in January 1959 and in April we left from Newcastle on Tyne on the Empire Fowey to Hong Kong. We came home to North Shields for a few months and left by air to Singapore and went to live in Ipoh Perak, Malaya. We came home to live in ...see more
All our photos are printed as optimised versions of their originals, this process can take anything from 15 minutes to several hours. This ensures that the product you get shows the true quality that Frith photos are renowned for.
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Genealogy & Research Images
Why Reference Prints?
All 300,000 photographs in The Frith Collection have been scanned, but as the photos were taken over a 110 year period on a wide range of glass & film negatives, using different photographic processes, every image has to be checked and optimised, before we make a print for a customer. This process can take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of the original that we scanned. In order to offer a worthwhile selection of photos for each town, our website has traditionally displayed a mix of fully optimised photos with some that have been checked and tonally adjusted, but still require further work to bring them to the standard our products are known for.
Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.
What is an Album?
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Creating an Album enables you to make short lists and then make a final selection from the album. In particular it makes ordering things like calendars much easier - simply create an Album of the 12 photos you like and then use the Album when placng your order - our order process will give you this option.
You can create as many Albums as you want, so perhaps make one for your hometown, where you live now, where your parents live now etc.