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Looking Back at Mayor McArdle

The first Labour Party candidate to win a seat on Wallsend Council was Paul Joseph McArdle in 1923. He remained on the council until his death in 1960, aged 69.

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Bon Marche.

Looking Back at Bon Marche

An advert in the Wallsend News from 1959 stated that Lily Smith opened her draper’s shop on March 7, 1904, and chose the name Bon Marche because the shop next door was already called Smith’s.

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Council School Whitley Bay.

Looking Back at the Whitley and Monkseaton Council School

This old postcard is postmarked July 12, 1907. The caption states only that it is a picture of a Council School in Whitley Bay. Comparisons with other photographs and maps reveal that this was Whitley and Monkseaton North School, Park Avenue, seen from what would now be the back garden of 9 Coquet Avenue.

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CYCLING: Riders have equal rights

CYCLING: Riders have equal rights

I write with regard to the letter about pedestrians along Cullercoats and Tynemouth seafront pavements who refuse to give way to cyclists, (News Guardian, August 2).

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DOGS: Send owners to classes

DOGS: Send owners to classes

I have just picked up dog mess from the Fish Quay beach with a fish and chip box I took from the bin, which was close by, making it all the more a mystery why people can go to a lovely place, enjoy the view, then spoil it. It bamboozles me.

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Thomas Carniby Irvin Reed.

Engaged in final campaign

As the August 23, 1918, passed the British and Allied forces were engaged in the final campaign that would bring the war to an end in Western Europe on November 11.

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Winters Stores, Wallsend.

Looking Back at Winters’ stores

The Wallsend Herald of January 31, 1913, noted that: “Messrs Winters, the well known grocers and provision dealers of the North opened a new branch at 86 High Street East, and in order to advertise the high class quality of grocer were giving away £250 in prizes.”

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PAVEMENTS: Tackle the root cause

PAVEMENTS: Tackle the root cause

Whilst I fully agree with Peter Moncrieff regarding his plea for the council to repair pavements (News Guardian, August 9), I have to ask, what is the point of spending money on repairs when the major cause of cracked slabs is the parking of vehicles on pavements designed for pedestrians?

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WASTE: The real cost of rubbish

WASTE: The real cost of rubbish

It has been suggested that following North Tyneside Council’s change of weekly household bin collection to a two-week interval that council tax should be reduced accordingly.

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