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Re: The quayside
Posted by Columbo on July 2, 2018, 7:56 pm, in reply to "The quayside
I used to go to the Quayside on a Sunday morning many decades ago, it was great as it was like a den of thieves then, you could get anything you wanted. I once bought some dog-tags from a Vietnamese lady, who claimed they were from a dead soldier, she had other stuff like uniforms, boots and personal effects; which she likewise claimed were from dead soldiers! Surely not true!
Can anyone remember the lifts in the pillars of the Tyne bridge; there was an attendant who operated them for you and inside the lift he had a wireless and a kettle and so forth. I went to the Quayside market about five weeks ago(first time in over thirty years) and it was rubbish; mostly just foreign food stands etc. Back then there were shop fronts running parallel with the stalls (it was in one of those shops/units that I bought the dog-tags).
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org