Gosforth Heritage Postcards offers you a chance to look back at the history of Gosforth through part of our postcard collection. Beautiful pictures of bygone Gosforth and a brief history of postcard use!
Typhoid Comes To Gosforth
Typhoid outbreak in Gosforth: “No man knows when it was built; its unsanitary condition has killed off so many of its natives that no oldest inhabitant survives to record its history …”
Street Name Origins
When researching the history or a property it is interesting to consider the significance of a property or street name. You may find for example that the name has some link to a former building that stood on the site – A street name may have some association with the builder or developer or be related to its geographical situation.
John Mood Stationer and Conscientious Objector
Long time residents of Gosforth will recall a stationery shop on Gosforth High Street, Moods of Gosforth. As children, it was a treat to visit the shop and consider which of the books or stationery we might request for our next birthday or Christmas gift. These memories have prompted us to look at the history of this much-loved shop and its founder.
Joe Fisher Family Story
Following David’s last post when we discovered about Joe Fisher and the Lyktan shop on Gosforth High Street we are… Read more Joe Fisher Family Story
The Laidlaw Family of Brush Makers
David Wardell follows the Laidlaw family through the rise and fall of fortunes, times of tension when their land was taken for rail improvements at Manors and various business exploits as one would expect over such a long term. The story is accompanied by numerous news snippets which illuminate particular instances of the lives of individual family members which were deemed to be news worthy and set in print for us all to read.