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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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Panama Dip and Bandstand, Whitley Bay

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.

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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.

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Milbourn Restaurant

Looking Back at Methodist chapel

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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