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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

The photo 'Whitburn, the Bank c1955' appears in this book

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Caption for Whitburn, The Bank C1955: Lower Promenade c1955 Along with Roker, Seaburn comprises what is in effect the seaside resort area of Sunderland; there have been times when the Cat and Dog steps have positively heaved with sunbathers. A popular attraction during the 1950s was the annual lights along the front and in Roker Park. Those who wanted an inexpensive holiday could book into Seaburn Camp, which even as late as 1960 looked like a German Stalag with flowerbeds.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Whitburn

I have very early memories of visiting my grandmother (my dad's mother) in Whitburn. It's taken me a while to find the address, but I think it was 14 Cleveland View. My memories are a bit vague, I was very young, but I remember being fascinated by the shutters on the windows. Does anyone know the house?

I used to live at 8 John Street. It was an unmade road with an assortment of housing. I would have been about 5 so my memories are fuzzy and vague. Would anyone have a copy of an old street street map of Whitburn for round about this time showing this street? The street has long gone and been replaced with better housing. I remember the outside loo across the yard at the back.

This lane has mixed memories for me, I've enjoyed some of my happiest moments running down the lane to the park at the bottom and some of the worst walking out of the church after funerals of the people I loved most but one things for sure this is one of the many pretty places in a very pretty village that always makes me smile and proud of the fact that I was born and bred here.

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