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Posted by Maureen Wood on 16/09/2018   Email

My father Richard Gallagher was born in Turret Place in 1915. He always told me he lived in a castle but it transpires he did. He would have been s contemporary of the girl in the picture of Blaydon castle.

Posted by Rosamund Manuel on 08/08/2017   Email

My grandfather, Thomas Wannop, lived on Hallgarth Farm with his family in the 1920s and 1030s. They were renovating and after removing 5layers of wallpaper, discovered a door leading to a tunnel. They explored only so far and found several rooms, one of which contained a chaise lounge and one lace glove. My Mum Faith was the daughter of Thomas and Rebekah Wannop and I believe the family moved when my grandfather passed away.. my grandmother, Rebekah, lived at 10, North Street and is buried in the cemetery of St Paul's Church along with other members of the Wannop family. Mum was a war bride and married my Dad (an Australian soldier) in that church in 1942. We lived in England from 1949 until 1970 and spent every Christmas with Mum's brother (Bill Wannop) in Burncroft, Sandy Bank, Blaydon. My grandmother had sisters who married farmers from the Barlow area. I remember going to Greener's Co op in Blaydon and also a corner shop in Winlaton which sold newspapers, sweets and all sorts of bi

Posted by Norman on 26/01/2017   Email

I beleive my mother was born at 23 turret place in 1904 any information would be gratefully received. Thank you norman

Posted by Rich Hurst on 05/09/2016   Email

Very interesting reading for an old Blaydonian.

Posted by winlaton history society on 20/08/2015

Happy days Bill, thanks for the memory

Posted by Bill on 20/08/2015

Blacksmith's Forge: The last remaining blacksmith's forge at Hood Square,Winlaton. I remember myself and Geoff Swan playing the wag and hiding out there in the afternoon. Our classroom was in the Annexe so what was the point, apart from four of the very best from Mr. Smith next day :-(

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