Looking Back at the Panama Gardens

The Whitley and Monkseaton Urban District Council meeting minutes of March 1933 refer to the Voluntary Contribution Scheme Committee in providing work for the unemployed.

Tynemouth Video Film-making group were the proud winners of a 20 minute programme competition with films produced by their members. The certificate was presented to the Group's chairman

Award for Tynemouth film-makers

Tynemouth Video Film-Making Group was the proud winner of a 20-minute programme competition with films produced by its members.

Milbourn Restaurant

Looking Back at Methodist chapel

One of the oldest churches in North Shields was the Sand Yard Chapel in Milburn Place.

North Shields Inner Wheel member Ann Tait at the BBC studios in Newcastle.

North Shields Inner Wheel is big news

It was lights, camera and action for members of North Shields Inner Wheel when they enjoyed a recent outing.

G W Brydon

From coal pit to the cockpit

The Northumbria World War One Project is researching North Tyneside casualties of that conflict 100 years ago, building a public database that will help present and future generations understand the profound impact the war had upon local communities.

Looking Back at The Avenue Hotel

Looking Back at The Avenue Hotel

This postcard shows the Avenue Hotel, Whitley Bay, in all its early splendour.

President Woodrow Wilson

Attacks push US to the limit

In March 1917 the new Prime Minister David Lloyd George convened a meeting of an Imperial War Cabinet.

Northumberland Square Fountain

Looking Back at the Northumberland Square fountain

On March 12, 1958, the Shields Evening News reported that the beauty of Northumberland Square in North Shields was to be enhanced by an illuminated fountain to be presented to the town by Mr Irvin, who was impressed by the way the council had laid out the square and wished to give something to the town.

Main Street, Howdon

Looking Back at Howdon

Pictured is the Main Street in Howdon. In the centre is the Royal Oak Inn and the free house was the Ship Inn. The entrance to the Tyne Tunnel now stands at the site of this community, which went largely unrecorded at the time of its demolition.

Station Cottages Killingworth

Looking Back at Killingworth Station

From the signal box at Killingworth the photographer looked south to 1 Station Cottages on January 30, 1967.

Trams North Shields

Looking Back at the Tynemouth and District Electric Traction Company

Writing from Wembley Middlesex in May 1916, Sapper William P Tall sent a postcard to Inspector Willis of the tram depot at Purley, stating that this photograph is of the staff of Tramway Employees “where I am employed”.

St Aidan's Church, Benton Square.

Looking Back at Benton Square Mission

Corrugated iron once provided a quick and relatively cheap solution to the problem of an expanding parish. This view was captioned “Benton Square C. of E. Mission, 1904 - 1906”, although the clothes have a slightly earlier feel.

Members of North Shields Inner Wheel Club celebrate World Inner Wheel Day at The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth.

Celebratory tea for North Shields Inner Wheel

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of North Shields are pictured enjoying afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel, Tynemouth, to celebrate World Inner Wheel Day.

The Ridges Inn, North Shields

Looking Back at The Ridges Inn

On April 16, 1940, the Shields Evening News ran a full-page covering the opening of The Ridges Inn, North Shields.

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Lesley Stanbury from Free from Freak at a previous North East Vegan Festival

North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to Sunderland

Thousands of vegans are set to swamp out the Stadium of Light as the North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) returns to the home of the Black Cats.
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Howden Story HourPicture supplied

Looking Back at Howdon Branch Library

Howdon Branch Library was officially opened on January 15, 1959. The Mayor of Wallsend Dinah Sowerby JP officially opened it.

This photograph shows no.13 Front Street, Cullercoats as it looked in 1954.

Looking Back at Cullercoats cafe

This picture shows 13 Front Street, Cullercoats, in 1954.

Tynemouth Flower Club chairman Beryl Thompson and vice chairman Mary Christopher with a certificate of appreciation from Northumbria Blood Bikes.

Flower club arranges a donation

Charity giving is blooming among North Tyneside club members.

Front Street, Tynemouth

Looking Back at Poletti’s Bazaar

These dilapidated buildings were on the north side of Front Street, Tynemouth, where Mister Woods Coffee Shop now stands.

Holy Cross Church, Wallsend

Looking Back at Holy Cross Church

This atmospheric image shows the ruins of Holy Cross Church, Wallsend, in 1869. The original church was built around 1150, with later modifications made in the 14th and 17th centuries.

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