Re: 'Then & Now'
Posted by tom barker on May 21, 2020, 8:38 pm, in reply to "'Then & Now'
How Argile st is shown up on James old photo,going back it was the HUB of the QUAY if not the town.Brought up in the QUAY in 40s and 50s I have so many HAPPY memories of the street its self,so much going on,you wanted for nothing starting with the Police station,just around the corner was Capalanisis fish shop on a Friday night after closing time we would have fish and chips have a sing song then the police sgt would come out of the station tell us to keep the noise down on leaving he would pinch a few chips.Over the road was ST Aloysius school,going down was the Clinic the LABOUR club, the DOCTORS,Hedley school,over the road was the Boys Brigade,[I played a bugle then there was Beals out fitters next door was Gambles paper shop,over the road was a chemist,just down Ellison st was the drill hall,i was in the Army cadets later on I was in the TA then st Cuthberts church,i was in the cubs then the scouts still going down ARGYLE st was Donelly the Undertaker next was Martin the cobbler over the road was PM sunday school,on the opposite side was the CO-OP butcher then after that was the CO-OP proper bread cakes groceries,going on down top of Mcintyre st was a paper shop over the was ANNE FIONDA sweet shop Annes daughter is my neighbour were I live in Scarborough.still going down argyle st just before the railway line was a street turning left where we had the Salvation Army hall,going further down was the Colliery,did,nt go down there much.All in all the st to me in those days was just Hebburn,it was full of life ,easter parades ,we had the march past outside the council offices the CUBS the SCOUTS the GIRLGUIDES BOYS BRIGADE ARMY CADETS SEA CADETS great band led the march.AIR CADETS we were all proud in our uniforms it was such a special day,the whole of the town turned out to watch.My memory is not so good these days even after 60 odd years ago Hebburn the QUAY,is always in my heart nothing but happy memories,where I spent the first wonderfull 21 years of my life before,going to a new life in AUSTRALIA.How I appreciated my upbringing from humble beginnings from Primary QUAY BOARD school late 40s then on to CLEGWELL,in the mean time growing up in HEBBURN as I have stated, learning true VALUES along the way which stood me in good stead to this day. THANK YOU LITTLE OLD HEBBURN bless you. ps the old saying from CRADLE to GRAVE. ARGYLE ST springs to mind.
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