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.
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.
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.