Re: View of Pyro Field, Hebburn, before building of The Cornfields properties...
Posted by Barry Cram on April 7, 2019, 6:03 pm, in reply to "Re: View of Pyro Field, Hebburn, before building of The Cornfields properties..."
Hello Michael, |
Yes, you are spot-on... the fair didn't appear on the Pyro Field until the 70s.
FAIRGROUND: In the 40s and 50s, Freddie Culline’s fairground used to set up on a field which later became Palmer Crescent.
Fair: In the late forties, early fifties, the travelling fair set up on a field that is now partly covered by Palmer Crescent. The grass was sparse with interspersed broken bottle pieces embedded into the ground. The field was bounded on the east by the old part of Cambridge Avenue, and the north by the back of Hall's Garage and the 'High Road'. Palmer’s Shipyard, The Bede and other football teams played there.
When the Crescent was built, the fair moved to empty land across from Clegwell School, and when this was used to house the new Swimming Baths and Council Offices in the mid-60s, the fair moved to a new location nearby: The Quarry (clay): a field directly behind the Black Road houses, the Clock Hotel and the Hebburn & Jarrow Employment Exchange (presently Windsor Care Home); they’d stay for about a fortnight. The entrance to the quarry field is still there, between the Clock Hotel and the Windsor Care Home, now barred by double gates.
GRAHAM ROAD: Hebburn Newtown.
The fair used to be located here in the 50s.
PRINCE CONSORT ROAD: Hebburn Quay: FAIRGROUND used to set up at the bottom of Prince Consort Road in 1950s.
Fairground: In the 70s, the fair workers would enter this cornfield via the gates near the Kelly pub, and set up their rides, etc., at the rear of Barnard Crescent. They’d often stay a few weeks.