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Looking Back at Forest Hall

This picture is from Station Road North in Forest Hall. The shops to the right are not shown on the 1913 Ordnance Survey sheet.

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Here she is! Disney Magic arrives on the River Tyne

The iconic Disney Magic cruise liner has arrived in the North East as she embarks on a short stay in the region.

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Whitley Bay Rotary president Brian Royce, Bright Reds Ashley Elliott and club past-president Tore Skjaerstad.

Club members look on the bright side for cancer charity support

Generous club members in North Tyneside have been seeing red over their latest donation.

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This picture shows the eastern extremity of Beach Road, Tynemouth under construction in July 1947.

Looking Back at Beach Road

This picture shows the eastern extremity of Beach Road, Tynemouth, under construction in July 1947.

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Co-op is celebrating after its own-brand bubbly wins gold.

Co-op’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

If you ever needed an excuse to pop the fizz, Co-op’s own brand of champagne wine has been ranked alongside high-end brands, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon.
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When the Dockwray heirs sold their land north of the Square in 1784, it was bounded on the west by an intended 7 yards wide road, which became Queen Street.

Looking Back at Queen Street

When the Dockwray heirs sold land north of the Square in North Shields in 1784, it was bounded on the west by an intended seven-yard wide road, which became Queen Street. Vacant land at the George Street end was bought by John Matthews in July 1807. He built three houses fronting Queen Street, possibly those to the left.

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Wallsend's Stephenson Memorial School under-15s football team with numerous trophies they won in football competitions in 1936-37. One is the Blake Cup.

Looking Back at the Blake Cup

This photograph shows the Stephenson Memorial School under 15s football team with the numerous trophies it won in competitions in 1936/37.

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The Rex Hotel, at Whitley Bay had quite small beginnings. The original Waverley Hotel was a temperance hotel, built with a 65ft frontage beside the Esplanade Hotel on the sea front.

Looking Back at The Waverley Hotel

The Rex Hotel at Whitley Bay had quite small beginnings.

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Mrs Patricia Couch grandfather, George William Clark, who was one of the founder members of North Shields GPO, on Saville Street is pictured in 1920 wearing DLI badge.

Taking a trip down memory lane to Etal Villa with grandfather

I write with regard to your photograph of Etal Villa, (News Guardian, May 25).

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Tokyo Kitchens Michiko McCartney, from Whitley Bay.

Tuck into a festival of food

A feast of fun will be served up at the coast this weekend in a showcase of local food and drink.

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This photo was taken in the 1950s and shows the East End Working Mens Club in the bottom left on Charlotte Street and the Rising Sun Pit in the far distance.

Looking Back at the East End Working Men’s Club

This photo was taken in the 1950s and shows the East End Working Men’s Club, bottom left, in Charlotte Street, with the Rising Sun Pit in the far distance.

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The Coliseum Theatre and Variety Hall in Whitley Bay was originally built in 1910.

Looking Back at the Coliseum

The Coliseum Theatre and Variety Hall in Whitley Bay was built in 1910. Patrons would enter via the Arcade between Whitley Road and York Road, and the seating capacity was 3,000.

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REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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Etal Villa, the magnificent residence just off secluded Spring Terrace, North Shields, was first built for Robert Pow and Henry Fawcus who were iron-founders and shipowners.

Looking Back at Etal Villa

Etal Villa, the magnificent residence in North Shields, was built for Robert Pow and Henry Fawcus, who were iron-founders and shipowners.

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The statue of the Market Woman has stood in the Forum in Wallsend and placed on that site in  1966.

Looking Back at the Market Woman

The statue of the Market Woman in the Forum in Wallsend was placed on that site in 1966.

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The Black Swan Inn in Bell Street.

Looking Back at the Black Swan Inn

This picture was taken by the Tynemouth Planning Department prior to the slum clearance of 1914. By that time the signboard was gone from the pub and the alley next to it. However, it is just possible to make out the number 93 by the front door and old directories show that 93 Bell Street was the Black Swan Inn.

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Fish Quay Festival posters were displayed for many years at North Shields Library and theyll be on display once again during Local History Month in May.

Delve into Local History Day

Remember these? The Fish Quay Festival posters were displayed for many years at North Shields Library and they’ll be on display once again during May’s Local History Month.

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Stephenson Street Willington Quay.

Looking Back at the Newcastle Arms

The large pile of chalk ballast on the right of the photograph points to the location being Stephenson Street, Willington Quay, above the old direct ferry landing.

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COLUMNIST: Why not consider a career in healthcare?

Are you interested in becoming a healthcare professional? Are you unsure of the educational route to get there?

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North Shields Proper Food and Drink Festival. Picture by Callum Thompson

North Shields kicks off feast of foodie festivals this weekend

Lovers of locally-produced food and drink are set for a special treat this weekend when a popular festival returns to North Shields.

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