Tynemouth, Bathing Pool c.1955

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)

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.

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 (...Read full memory)

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