Welcome to the third and final post in David Wardell’s series remembering the traders who came round our doors and streets in the nineteen fifties and sixties. In this article we are reminded of life before MacDonald’s and tempura king prawns when people used to save their old newspapers and take them along to the local fish and chip shop to be used for wrapping.
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.
We are researching the Old Gosforth Fire Station. To keep our site continually engaging, we will be sharing regular updates… Read more Old Gosforth Fire Station
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.
Who was round your street? In the 50’s and 60’s there were many different traders and callers who would regularly… Read more Who Was Round Your Street?
Typhoid outbreak in Gosforth: “No man knows when it was built; its unsanitary condition has killed off so many of its natives that no oldest inhabitant survives to record its history …”
Historical Aspects of Gosforth. Join us as we role back the years and take a coach ride through early Gosforth – Bulman Village. From rural idyll to open sewers.
This post was prompted by the second TV series of A House Through Time in which David Olusoga traces the history of no 5 Ravensworth Terrace in Newcastle NE1. If you enjoyed the series and are interested in House Histories you may be able to pick up some research tips from our post How Do I Research The History Of My House?
When researching the history or a property it is interesting to consider the significance of a property or street name. You may find for example that the name has some link to a former building that stood on the site – A street name may have some association with the builder or developer or be related to its geographical situation.