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.
Fred Gee of Gosforth. Gee is a surname that continually crops up during our research. In this guest post we share research from David Wardell. We were delighted when David responded to one of our posts and even more thrilled when he agreed to share his discoveries with us.
We have pleasure in sharing this piece of research focusing on the records of the Newcastle Guild of Cordwainers (boot and shoemakers).