A 1953/54 Philips TD 1422 used to illustrate the Discovering Heritage article guest post by David Wardell entitle The Games We Played

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”.

Photograph of Leslie Crescent Gosforth Newcastle used in Discovering Heritage guest post by John Bynon - Life On Leslie Crescent.

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.

Discovering Heriatge Newcastle's Forgetter Movie Star

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

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.