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The photograph of the children holding the dolls brings back memories of not so fortunate loved items. Who remembers similar children hugging dolls with missing arms, legs and even heads? There was a Doll's Hospital at the bottom of Gateshead High Street which would apply wonderful surgery to injured loved toys. Another could be found in Newcastle's Percy Street. My own teddy had a new nose fitted after I had eaten it. My sister had a black doll whose head had been broken. This was fixed while my mum spent a few minutes in the "waiting room".
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org