While there a Felling man (John Broughton) came in for some information. He remembered coming to the house for one of Barry’s books 3 yrs ago. He's looking for an Ellison Cottage, east Jarrow. His aunt Rosanna Dodds nee King wife of the late Joseph Dodds died there 1933 and had links to Bell St. There was a Bell St behind the Allison Arms in Jarrow which is east Jarrow as well.
Their daughter Alice lived in Thistle St and she married Thomas Wilson. John has spoken to St Aloysius, St Bede’s and the people at the Crem, trying to find her burial records to no avail. I told him I’d ask on the message board .
I wonder if our Joke specialist John King is linked?????????