In 1920s Gosforth History Kelly’s Newsagent opened at 147 Salters Road. He traded from Salters road for over 30 years. The area was known locally as Kelly’s corner.
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.
Did you know that the Newcastle Hoppings first began as a Temperance event? The rides and side shows were promoted as a distraction from the lure of alcohol. Read more in our post about the very first Newcastle Hoppings.
The first most comprehensive history of Gosforth was published in 1879, namely “A History of The Parish of Gosforth” by Richard Welford. Join us for a snapshot glimpse into the life of this remarkable man who lived on Gosforth High Street.
This photograph shows the G Sykes and Cook garage c1930s. The garage was one of a number of businesses that traded from the old tramway stables on Gosforth High Street. In this post we look at this building between the years of 1884 to 1973. The tramway stables was one of the longest buildings on Gosforth High Street running from Ivy Road almost to Woodbine Road.
What is heritage and why is it important? Heritage projects can embrace cross-generational working providing an opportunity for people with different life experiences to work together.
Whilst researching a Gosforth family history we came across a link to a historical person of particular interest! Here we share a tantalising glimpse into the home life of the eminent physician Dr. Gibb.