27 properties, 26 residential (Nos. 1-37) - 8 built in 1946.
Named after: Fr Edward Witty. He came to St Aloysius as Parish Priest in 1905. He was to remain at St Aloysius for forty-three years, its longest serving parish priest. During his time here, he did not spare himself. He devoted all his energies and talents to the building up of the parish. He added the porch to the Church about the year 1912. After WWI, he built on the Lady Chapel
as a memorial to those who had died during the war. He extended the presbytery, building on a reception room and extra bedroom, to ease the living conditions of the priests and house-keeping staff. His plans for a Senior School were disrupted by the advent of WWII.
When Fr Witty celebrated his Golden Jubilee, he had a gallery erected, on the right-hand side of the main altar, for the organ and choir. Records show that his death on 22nd November 1947 was felt not only by his parishioners, but by the entire district. The streets were lined with children and very many of the locals, as the funeral cortege made its way from the Church to Hebburn cemetery where he is buried.
Photographs courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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