As a lover of shopping, I was very excited to be given the chance to enjoy one of the country’s top shopping destinations – London’t luxury shopping outlet where high end brands meet some brillant bargains.
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.
The large building to the left of centre contained both the Old George public house and the Gaiety Cinema. The entrance to the latter is at the bottom right. The original Old George, built about 1800, was further to the right.