For its value, your sketch goes hand-in-hand with the beautiful paintings of the same area done by our own Elizabeth Baker (Tindle); for you both, no need for any modern Internet aerial maps or such, just a good recall with good old-fashioned artistic ability.
Don, it must seem odd when you see that area today with nothing left of the places you played as a child, and how it used to be, which could lead you to doubt if the old place wasnít just a dream. Though, thanks to Normanís immense collection of photographs, we can view the old place again, smile, and know that it wasnít a dream.
Itís unfortunate that one of those lads shouted those awful words on the very day you were showing your relative around.
Don, it seems that your aunt and uncle were, Albert Lavery, and Alice May Turner, married 1924, South Shields.
Marriages Jun 1924
Lavery Albert Turner S. Shields 10a 1655
Turner Alice May Lavery S.Shields 10a 1655
1939 Register: 27, Church Street, Boldon:
The blank records signify that these persons are living, or they have died and the record has not yet been altered.
Name: Albert Lavery
Death Age: 57
Birth Date: abt 1906
Registration Date: Jun 1963
Registration district: Durham eastern
Inferred County: Durham
Name: Alice May Lavery
Death Age: 80
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1905
Registration Date: Aug 1985
Registration district: South Shields
Inferred County: Tyne and Wear