Visited Hebburn last Sunday to Wednesday
Posted by Allan Campbell on October 25, 2018, 1:09 pm
We visited Hebburn with our nearly 11 year old granddaughter. |
I had a bit of a trip down memory lane with her, looking at houses where close family lived.
Had an Indian in So. Shields, a run to Seaburn. And then again to see the illuminations.
Of course no visit to Tyneside would be complete without a trip up to Newcastle. Girls went shopping and I was left loose to do my own thing after we had been in the Discovery Museum.
I went to the Granger Market where I used to go to buy lunch for some of the lads in the office. Back in 1966-68
Looked around the old city walls and tried to find any remains of Bath Lane College which I attended 1958-62.
Then went shoping for cycle clothes, XL too small and no XXL.
I think I need XXXL. The sizing is way off.
Anyway I bought a pair of cycle shoes and other bits.
Then into Window where I used to go for violin strings just for a look round. Some of the staff were playing various string instruments, what a pleasure just to listen and marvel at their abilityís ( I was Rubbish).
I asked when the shop opened 1908. I remember my Grandfather Jackson toook me there to buy strings and a bridge for his violin. I think that he would have been on of their customers back in 1908. There is a photo of him and the band he was in from about the 1890ís on Normanís website.
He played in the music halls and theatres onTyneside while working in the counting house in Leslieís.
I then Looked around as much as I could in the 4 hours until I met up with the Girls again. I will have to have a rerun as omitted a lot.
We also visited the Word in Shields, great but cut short by the fire alarm going off. Then along the riverside and the coast to Frankies as was for a Minchella ice cream. The granddaughter enjoyed it so much she asked for another.
To go to Newcastle we took the 27 from Tweed St. In going along Campbell Park Road and through The estates to Mill Lane I did note that the estate looked far more affluent than years 10 years ago. Maybe some of the grim from the Cookies has been washed off etc. Put people taking more care of the outside of their houses.
All in all a very good trip down memory lane. Must do it again.