Street Traders in the 50's and 60's

Street Traders in the 50’s and 60’s

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.

Pen and ink drawing of Joshua Alder. A Northumbrian Naturalist

A Northumbrian Naturalist

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? 

Street name sign Elgy Road

Street Name Origins

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.