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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

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Caption for Newcastle Upon Tyne, Grainger Street 1900: Here we see Grainger Street before work began on electrification of the street tramway. This is a busy picture - there are lots of things going on, and it might be worth getting the magnifying-glass out. Note the young lad on the right; he has no shoes. Over on the left outside Harkers are two large hampers on a barrow. Harkers might be getting a visit from a salesman. It was common practice at this time for commercial travellers to carry their samples in hampers. They travelled to the big cities by train, hiring a barrow and boy to trundle along behind them from one call to another.

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Memories of Newcastle upon Tyne

I am looking for anyone who might have gone to school with my Mom, Agnes or my Aunt, Eleanor. They were placed in care around 1928 or 1929 due to financial difficulties in their family. Initially they were separated because my aunt was very young, but eventually they were reunited. Their last name (...Read full memory)

(ANOTHER PANTO STORY) It’s like some eureka moment from no ware! Out of the fog of time come more memories of the early days in theatre, this time yet another Panto story. We were doing Aladdin in a large theatre in the north, packed to the last seat in the Gods with happy children and their mums (...Read full memory)

Ah well here goes! The old Grand Theatre plays a very large part in my early years (you will find I go on a bit about the place!). My dad owned the Grand and my first recollection of it was at pantomime time. Dad's Chorus Mistress said I could dance on with the other little children in the juvenile chorus. I (...Read full memory)

It’s so strange that you can remember so many things from early childhood, all those years ago! And it still feels clear as if it was yesterday and they bubble up into your brain after lying there undisturbed in the pits of time with no effort from you..,such as finding a jar of Pond’s Vanishing Cream on (...Read full memory)

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