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
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
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.
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 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.
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? 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.
Starting in 1875 the plot revolves around a Victorian house in Jesmond. The story sweeps the reader across continents as it charts the lives and loves of the O’Dowd and Le Britton dynasties. A great majority of the book is set in both Jesmond and Gosforth so gives the reader a valuable insight into the two villages in the pre and post war years.
“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