LOBBAN AVENUE: Accessed via Johnston Avenue. 9 homes of 4 semi-detached houses and 5 Bungalows (Nos. 1-14). Going by the adjacent street of Johnston Avenue, some if not all were built in 1946. In 1850 was land named ‘Low Pond Close’; occupied by Matthew Laws, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison. Named after: Rev. Alexander Lobban (1882-1903), the 4th Minister of St. Andrew’s Church, Hebburn.
Barry On the 1891 census The Reverend Alex Lobban lived in Newton Villas with his wife Alice two sons and three daughters one servant called Marion Lawrie,Newton Villas was the continuation of Newton Terrace.which is now Victoria Road West.
They were the larger properties Barry,in the 1940s one was the food office.I have a vivid memory of being sent there to collect our family ration of orange juice. In the .1950s Reyrolles youth club was another one,which became in later years a nursery school and of course The now dentists was Dr Michael Norman's residence where my friend lived in as their nanny in 1950.