Childhood memories are the most precious of all because we have carried them with us for so long! We hope… Read more The Games We Played (part two)
Category: Guest Posts
The Games We Played
Some will recall Andy Pandy with Teddy and Loobyloo, Muffin the Mule, and the Flowerpot Men with Little Weed. Westerns were also very popular with older kids with ‘The Lone Ranger, ‘Bonanza’, ‘Davy Crockett, and ‘Roy Rogers being among the most viewed. There was, however, the radio with popular programs like ‘Journey into Space’ with characters Jet Morgan, Doc, Mitch and Lemmy or ‘Have a Go’ with Wilfred Pickles and Mabel (catchphrase ‘what’s on the table Mabel’) or ‘Take it from Here’ comedy with Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley or perhaps ‘The Navy Lark’ and “Round the Horn”.
History of The Gosforth Asda Site Part Two
In Come The Greyhounds Welcome to the second part of the history of Gosforth Asda Site. In part one David… Read more History of The Gosforth Asda Site Part Two
History of the Asda Site in Gosforth Part One
Join us as we share the history of the Asda site in Gosforth. Sports have played an active part in… Read more History of the Asda Site in Gosforth Part One
Life On Leslie Crescent
We take great pleasure in publishing our guest posts and appreciate the care and time each person has taken to record their memories. Today we share with you the memories of John Bynon, who recalls happy times spent at 24 Leslie Crescent, Gosforth Newcastle.
Coal Mines And Illicit Stills
This month we bring you the story of coal mines and the Illicit still, that became known as Smuggler’s Hole… Read more Coal Mines And Illicit Stills
Newcastle’s Forgotten Movie Star
Newcastle’s forgotten movie star charts the life of Kate/Kitty Johnson. The thrill of the hunt, the adventure, and the excitement of discovering your ancestors are just three reasons why we love ancestry. Many of you probably know a little bit about your parents and grandparents but when we start digging deep into the archives we can uncover some fascinating stories. The 1st March marks the beginning of Women’s History month and we have the perfect story to celebrate women’s history right here in Newcastle. Readers may be familiar with David Wardell’s local history posts? Well today we share more of his research, this time into the ancestry of his wife’s family.
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.
Who Came Round Your Doors?
Who came round your doors? If berets, Gaulloise, Gitanes and pedal bikes stir memories for you, this post from David Wardell is a must read. Who Came Round Your Doors brings evocative reminiscences of the old ways and what seem like simpler times.