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Re: Streets of Hebburn ~ Monkton Lane...
That aerial view had me confused, Barry. It wasn't until I zoomed in and out on a larger area of Google Maps that I began to understand where places are. I lived in Monkton Village which is now called Monkton Lane, but there are other roads called Monkton Lane that are not now connected to the village. I'd be lost trying to get there from Campbell Park Road.
Way back in the 1960s it was just a short walk from the top of Campbell Park Road, just before Finchale Road, along Hautmont Avenue and across the cut, past where I lived on the corner into the village.
The Marine Drive estate was all fields where I used to help Ray and Robbie Lawson from East Farm. I was driving their tractor while still a schoolboy, long before I was old enough to drive a car.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org