It's great to have someone that was born so long ago write down their memories for us like this.
Thanks to your uncle, we now know what Wood Street, Hebburn looked like inside! How good's that?
Also, children were much more independent back when your uncle was a teenager; how many 14-year olds these days would travel miles from home to go camping?
Mac, your uncle's writings are an incredible local social history - an amazing insight into how it was back then.