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Re: re question for mssage board
This PH was originally the middle part of a terrace of five numbered addresses. Cathrine Cookson was born here at Number 5 in 1906. She claimed that in her time it did not have a proper name. The reason it was known as 27 was because there were 26 staithes in Tyne Dock and dockers used to end up in the pub after work...hence the 27th. A bit similar to the so called 19th hole in golf...the club house bar.
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org