Looking Back at Tynemouth Reading Room

A crowd gathered outside 2 Middle Street, Tynemouth, on September 8, 1906, to watch Mr Roland Philipson open the Men’s Reading Room.

Good news for single-parent holidaymakers.

Virgin Holidays becomes first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single-parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

Riders at Murton Equestrian Centre.

Horsing around for funds

A charity fundraising day will be the mane event at a North Tyneside riding school this weekend.

Sue Hart hands over the president's chain of office to Kath Eyre at Tynemouth Inner Wheel Club.

New president for Tynemouth Inner Wheel

There’s a new leader at the helm of a North Tyneside women’s group.

Gregg's Cafe, 12 Saville Street West.

Looking Back at Saville Street West

Possibly the first occupant of 12 Saville Street West was William Graham Yeats, importer and commission agent. He had opened a fruit shop by 1875.

Dive in for free pool fun

Dive in for free pool fun

It’s all going swimmingly at Tynemouth Pool as the centre prepares to host a free open day for swimmers of all ages.

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North Shields Rotary president Alan Robertson presents flowers to new Inner Wheel president Evelyn Spence, who has taken over the role from her sister Ann Carter.

A family affair at North Shields Inner Wheel

Members of a North Shields women’s group are keeping it in the family when it comes to their presidential role.

High Willington House.

Looking Back at High Willington House

There seems to be no published history of High Willington House, as it appears on maps, and such local histories as there are mention the building only in passing.

PC Andrew Trotter Monument

Looking Back at the Trotter memorial

For more than 100 years an obelisk stood to the north of Christ Church, North Shields, in dedication to Andrew Trotter, a once prominent surgeon.

Neil Sewell, a Josies Dragonfly trustee, Brian Royce, president of Whitley Bay Rotary, and Jane Dennison, chairman of Josies Dragonfly.

Whitley Bay Rotary helps make dreams come true

A charity that makes dreams come true for terminally ill people across the north east has been given a helping hand with its work.

Station Road, Forest Hall

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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).

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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