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
I was born in the unheated bedroom of a one up, one down colliery house in a snowstorm. The midwife couldn’t get there so my Grandma delivered me. I spent much of my early childhood in that house as my mother worked and I loved it. It was a couple of doors down from the Trap, the social heart of Coxlodge.