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.

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We used to live in Gateshead but because father was away in the RAF he thought we should live closer to his brother who lived at 116 High Street East, Wallsend, so we managed somehow to get a house at 16 Third Street, Palmers Buildings, the move was done with the use of a lorry that delivered coal, we did not (...Read full memory)

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)

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 Preston Hospital, North Shields.in 1943. My first recollections as a child were of living on Rosehill Road known as Parker Terrace at No7. An old lady called Mrs Roper lived next door. Another family called Spencer lived in the big house close to us. In 1947 my dad, Jim Surtees, bought a haulage business from (...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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