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Looking Back at the Monkseaton Arms

The sign of the Monkseaton Arms is on this picture from the early 1900s, but it may not always have been there.

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Tyne Inn, North Shields.

Looking Back at The Tyne Inn

In 1904 Tynemouth magistrates were trying to get rid of 55 drinking establishments due to their condition and neighbourhood.

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WMB 127.5,  Warwick Road, Wallsend

Looking Back at the Corporation Yard

This picture from a council album at the Local Studies Centre includes the men of the Corporation Yard in Warwick Road displaying their first fleet of Shelvoke and Drewry freighters.

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Charles Tombling.

Looking Back at Tynemouth

In reminiscences about his childhood in the mid-19th century, Tynemouth historian Jack Young recalled that Middle Street was the commercial heart of the village, with 18 places of business. Front Street was mostly residential.

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Old Tram Sheds.

Looking Back at the trams

A public meeting in 1879 led to the formation of a horse tram company, running a line between Saville Street and Grand Parade. This quickly went out of business.

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King and Queen on a specially built platform in Church Way .

Looking Back at a royal visit

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth paid a three-day visit to the north east in February 1939.

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REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.

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Major William Spicer.

Looking Back at Whitley Bay founder William Spicer

William Spicer, once held to be one of the founders of Whitley Bay, was born at Gilling, Yorkshire, in February 1844.

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Jet2 has launched two new summer destinations from Newcastle Airport. Harry Potter actor Stanislav Yevetski, centre.

Jet2 announces new summer routes from Newcastle Airport - find out where

Two brand new destinations have been announced for next summer from Newcastle Airport.
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Fancy a last-minute trip?

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Newcastle airport for under £45

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Newcastle Airport.

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Free family event starring Sylvanian Families coming to North East for Easter holidays

The world's smallest catwalk is coming to the North East - and it's going to feature some very special stars.

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Dock Road Howdon.

Looking Back at Howdon Panns

The largely unoccupied land around the Tyne Tunnels once held the busy little village of Howdon Panns.

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Foundation Stone Presbyterian Church, Whitley Bay

Looking Back at Whitley Bay Presbyterian Church

Credit for establishing Presbyterianism in Whitley belongs to the Rev David Christie, who was once pastor of the church in Northumberland Square, North Shields.

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Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

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Champney Butchers, Front Street.

Looking Back at Champney’s butcher’s

This picture of the butcher’s shop owned by Robert Champney shows it at 23 Front Street, Tynemouth.

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The Autocycle Union event held at the Burn Closes, Wallsend in 1961.

Looking Back at Autocycle Union

There were 66 entrants at this Autocycle Union event held at the Burn Closes, Wallsend, at the end of March 1961, although the bumpy course proved to be too much for some of them.

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Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

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Harry Marsh, Willow Club chairman, and Richard Stevenson, speaker.

Enthralling talk on Great Fire of Gateshead

Members of Whitley Bay Willow Club enjoyed a talk on the Great Fire of Gateshead.

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Speaker Bill Saunders and Willow Club chairman Alan Spencer.

Club hears history of the Co-op

A history of the Co-op was given at the latest Willow Club meeting.

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