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Memories of Tynemouth

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

If this was summer 1955 or in 1957 to 1958, my pram-pushing wife might well be in the picture. Eldest was born in May 1955, next in May 1957, the eldest at Newcastle General hospital, the next at home at 14 Millfield Gardens. Looks busy enough to be a weekend so maybe I was in it too. Wonderful sands, freezing cold under a sea fret.

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