“In the first years of the post-war there was a terrible housing shortage in the United Kingdom.” Author – Jack P Harland shares a beautifully evocative account of 1950s life in Ash Street Gosforth
Murder, mayhem and Gosforth. Visitors to the Ahad Tandoori in Gosforth may be interested in this dastardly tale of revenge and the gruesome outcome for one Gosforth resident who lived in the building next door.
Discovering Heritage has researched the history of T Punshon Newsagent. First trading from Gosforth in 1918
I was born in the unheated bedroom of a one up, one down colliery house in a snowstorm. The midwife couldn’t get there so my Grandma delivered me. I spent much of my early childhood in that house as my mother worked and I loved it. It was a couple of doors down from the Trap, the social heart of Coxlodge.
Christmas traditions are celebrated widely around our region today. However when we look back a few hundred years we find that this was not always the case. Our Christmas traditions have waxed and waned over time.