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Looking Back at Rosehill Road

This picture shows the first shop in Rosehill Road, Rock City, a popular music shop. Above the door is written ‘Bookbinding and printing of every description. All orders promptly attended to’.

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Clockwise from top left, Durham Cathedral, Penshaw Monument, Tommy and the Angel of the North.

Poll: What is your favourite North-East landmark?

Thursday, February 15, marks 20 years since the Angel of the North first graced the region's horizon.
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Picture House Whitley Bay

Looking Back at the Essoldo Picture House

This view of the Essoldo Picture House at the Spanish City seems to date from the week beginning October 15, 1962.

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Pow Burn.

Looking Back at the Pow Burn

Few people in North Shields are aware of the Pow Burn, which was once an important tributary of the River Tyne.

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Rosemary Tarbit, of Citizens Advice, with Willow Club chairman Don Jones.

Work of Citizens Advice outlined to group members

An interesting talk on the work of the Citizens Advice was given at the latest Whitley Bay Willow Club meeting.

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From the early years of last century there had been a Black Bull Inn on this site in Dock Road, Howdon, a little to the west of the present Tyne Tunnel. Two families ran the pub in the second half of the 1800s.

Looking Back at the Black Bull Inn

From the early years of the last century there had been a Black Bull Inn in Dock Road, Howdon, a little to the west of the present Tyne Tunnel.

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Mr Newbery was born in Hitchin in Hertfordshire in 1845.  His first occupation was that of a Jockey and had to give it up when he became overweight.  He then became a vet.

Looking back at vet Mr Newbery

This picture of Mr Newbery was taken in Whitley Bay.

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The attached photo shows new additions of parish registers to our local studies and family history centre.

Looking back through the archives

Pictured are new additions of parish registers at the North Tyneside local studies and family history centre.

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The above photo shows the class of children of Bewicke Infants School circa 1958.

Looking Back at Bewicke Infants School

The above photograph shows the class of children of Bewicke Infants School circa 1958.

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Charlton's Smithy in Whitley Bay.

Looking Back at Charlton’s Smithy

When Whitley was still largely an agricultural village, the smithy stood at the east end of Front Street, seen to the right in what is now the middle of Whitley Road. The picture dates between 1895 and 1901.

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Christmas Eve, 1950, Barnardo boys with the Sixth Tynemouth Scouts singing carols in the hall of Beaconsfield House.

Looking Back at the Tynemouth Barnardo’s Home

North Tyneside Local Studies Library has several volumes of photographs of the Barnardo’s Home at Tynemouth between 1946 and 1953.

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A display by the Inner Wheel Club of North Shields at St Columba's Christmas Tree Festival.

Tree-mendous Christmas displays at North Shields

Almost 20 different community groups came together to join in a Festival of Christmas Trees.

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Things to do on Boxing Day to banish the post-Christmas Day blues

Stuffed to the gills in a stuffy house, with Christmas Day over and the anticlimax and boredom setting in, it's easy to find yourself at a loose end on Boxing Day.

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A Pot Noodle

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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Martin Henderson was born in Cullercoats in December 1880 and was blind almost from birth.

Looking Back at Martin Henderson

Martin Henderson was born in Cullercoats in December 1880 and was blind almost from birth.

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The caption Clergy, Choir & Wardens of Howdon Parish church (St Paul's), Sept. 1916 is chalked on a board held up by the two boys in the front row.

Looking Back at Howdon Parish Church

The caption, “Clergy, Choir and Wardens of Howdon Parish Church (St Paul’s), Sept. 1916”, is chalked on a board held up by the two boys in the front row. The gentleman with white hair is presumably the Rev. John Hughes and the picture may commemorate his retirement at the end of September 1916.

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Benton House was built in 1740 by William Bigge and occupied by the family until 1813 when they  moved to Linden Hall.

Looking Back at Benton House

Benton House was built in 1740 by William Bigge and occupied by the family until 1813 when they moved to Linden Hall.

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In 1684 Maudlin Pitts was leased to Henry Hudson to quarry magnesium limestone and over the next 200 years the quarry was extended. In 1875 part of the quarry was used for brickworks.

Looking back at West Park

In 1684 Maudlin Pitts was leased to Henry Hudson to quarry magnesium limestone and over the next 200 years the quarry was extended.

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The game Toilet Trouble is predicted to be popular this Christmas.

These are the predicted must-have toys for Christmas 2017

Industry experts have predicted the top 12 must-have toys for Christmas 2017.

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The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game.

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go set to be launched

Muggles will have the opportunity to explore JK Rowling’s wizarding world with a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality game by the creators of Pokemon Go set to be launched next year.
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