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.
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.