Charles Henry Lutman photographed above lived in Gosforth during the 60s and 70s. His family have a rich association with early flight, beginning with an 1899 flying machine built in a back yard and followed by early flight attempts from Newcastle Town Moor. The family went on to have a long and successful attachment to Newcastle through eighty years of trading as The Model Shop which can trace its family heritage back through three generations. In this exceptionally detailed post David Wardell follows the Lutman family from 1873 to 1995.
It is one of the most intriguing notions when we research a house history to imagine what went on behind the front door. In this guest post, we are delighted to be able to give you a glimpse of life behind the door of one such house on Westfield Avenue in Gosforth.
Gosforth Grandstand Timeline guest post from David Wardell. This timeline show the history of the grandstand building form 1632 – 2020
We are pleased to welcome a second guest post from David Wardell. This is the first of 3 posts looking at the history of the Grand Stand buildings in Gosforth.
Fred Gee of Gosforth. Gee is a surname that continually crops up during our research. In this guest post we share research from David Wardell. We were delighted when David responded to one of our posts and even more thrilled when he agreed to share his discoveries with us.
Remembering Kenton in 1948. A guest post for Discovering Heritage. “School was also an adventure. I went to Edgefield Junior School with my brother and sister. We walked to school across Kenton Lane and went down the “ash path” which ran from Kenton Lane, beside Westwood Avenue towards Fawdon.”
“In the first years of the post-war there was a terrible housing shortage in the United Kingdom.” Author – Jack P Harland shares a beautifully evocative account of 1950s life in Ash Street Gosforth