On September 1st 1943 the Morpeth Herald carried an article headed simply Gosforth Pilot. Here is his story.
Charles Henry Lutman photographed above lived in Gosforth during the 60s and 70s. His family have a rich association with early flight, beginning with an 1899 flying machine built in a back yard and followed by early flight attempts from Newcastle Town Moor. The family went on to have a long and successful attachment to Newcastle through eighty years of trading as The Model Shop which can trace its family heritage back through three generations. In this exceptionally detailed post David Wardell follows the Lutman family from 1873 to 1995.
It is one of the most intriguing notions when we research a house history to imagine what went on behind the front door. In this guest post, we are delighted to be able to give you a glimpse of life behind the door of one such house on Westfield Avenue in Gosforth.
Gosforth Grandstand Timeline guest post from David Wardell. This timeline show the history of the grandstand building form 1632 – 2020
We are pleased to welcome a second guest post from David Wardell. This is the first of 3 posts looking at the history of the Grand Stand buildings in Gosforth.
As family historians working in the North East, we are lucky to have opportunities to study our Northumberland ancestors. Where do your family origins lie? Well in this post we trace the Kidd family origins back to the 18th century.
There were several tracks used by the Salters. A track called Salter’s Peth ran through Hollywell Dene from Seaton Sluice also running through Earsden and Long Benton. It crossed the Ouseburn at Raundelsbrygge (Salters Bridge). The track continued through Gosforth Colliery in what we recognise today as South Gosforth, past Haddricks Mill and St Nicholas Church, on its route towards Coxlodge via Salters Lane (Salters Road), before heading out into Northumberland. Salters Road has a long history in Gosforth.