Wallsend, The Town Hall 1951

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Caption for Wallsend, The Town Hall 1951: The Town Hall with its round corner turret was designed by Liddell & Brown and built in 1907-08; the fire station in Lawson Street and the public baths were part of the same scheme. The Town Hall was later used for the North Tyneside District Offices.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wallsend


I lived with my grandparents in Mark Street until I was 7. I had a friend called Thomas Ayre. I often dream about the streets and people. I visited it yesterday May 3rd and nothing remained but factorys and rubbish. The town itself looked very rundown. Park Avenue and upward towards High Farm still looked very nice. I (...Read full memory)

ODE TO WALLSEND I was born at Wallsend Village green in the heart of Wallsend Town, I spent my childhood in an era great to be around, We all grew up together and played in our back lanes, My cousins and my neighbours in the shadows of the cranes. At the top of each old terraced street there stood a corner shop, I (...Read full memory)

Born in the Green Maternity Hosp 1954, lived in Windsor Drive, Howden, Sandown Gardens, Howden and Prospect Ave. I remember being taken to the Masons Arms at Bigges Main in a pushchair, parked outside the corrugated iron lean to off-license in the rain with a bottle of pop and a straw. I remember joining the 8th Wallsend (...Read full memory)

I was born in Wallsend in 1951 at the Green and first lived at Rose Hill. Everything about the High Street, the shipyards (Slipway, NE Marine, Swans), the Rising Sun Pit, St Peter's School, the Grammar, the Burn, the Gut, the Green, the Park, the Shows, the Riverside Railway, brings back the fondest memories. (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Wallsend, The Town Hall 1951: The Town Hall with its round corner turret was designed by Liddell & Brown and built in 1907-08; the fire station in Lawson Street and the public baths were part of the same scheme. The Town Hall was later used for the North Tyneside District Offices.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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