Leazes Park was the venue for the original Kynren, the Historical Pageant of Newcastle and The North in July 1931. This 1930’s extravaganza embraced musicians, choirs, horses and even oxen in historical accounts of the North.
It is the natural characteristic of the High Street shops that they come and go. Communities grow and develop and demand different things. Situations change, and during times of change, we can sometimes find clues to our High Street heritage.
Gosforth in Second World War. In this post we share the story of Trooper Frank Bell and Schoolboy Newton Shipley from Gosforth and the part they played in the second World War.
This post celebrates more Gosforth heritage with the story of Coxlodge Hall and the resident who was charged of an offence under the Food Hoarding Order of 1917.
The following article appeared in the Newcastle Journal on Tuesday 16 December 1969. It was headed, Your Town Gosforth, and written by Heather Smith. We have transcribed it here to make it easier to read and given it the heading Look At Gosforth. We found it amusing and would love to hear your comments.
Town Moor Execution
Jane Jameson was found guilty of murdering her mother by stabbing her in the heart with a red hot poker. Evidence given at the trial stated that she had also “destroyed ” her two illegitimate children. It was also reported that in a drunken fit, she had attempted to cut her father’s throat. The following description of her appeared in Sykes remarkable Events.
Many of you will remember with fondness the Royalty Cinema on Gosforth High Street. However, this was not the first cinema in Gosforth. The first cinema was The Globe, sometimes known at The Globe Electric Theatre – a building that still stands on Salters Road and is now occupied by the Gosforth Palace Chinese restaurant.