Looking Back at Cullercoats cafe

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

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

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

Only a short walk from Cullercoats Bay, the cafe appears to have taken advantage of the popular association between ice-cream and the seaside by offering “novelty American sugar cones”. Snacks, teas and cold beverages could also be bought, and the building was clearly a prime location for advertising hoardings.

File notes suggest that the first floor was used as a meeting place between 1905 and 1931 by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, prior to the construction of a new Mission in Eskdale Terrace.

Set back from the main road, to the left of the cafe, it is possible to make out signage for the Rockcliffe Coachworks.

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