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.
Although the brewery records seem to have been lost, some of the owners can be traced through directories and newspapers.
One of the most prominent locally was William Davison. Born in Houghton-le-Spring, he moved to North Shields where he became active in public life. He set up a short-lived local newspaper and was High Constable of East Castle Ward. He had interests in the steam ferries and railway, and built the Briardean Bridge and a church at Monkseaton. He died in 1856.
In 1914 the Whitley Seaside Chronicle noted that the brewery was to be demolished. The modern Monkseaton Arms was built on the site.
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