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Re: Wood st Hebburn
The top photo is the one I was referring to. That photo was originally captioned as Collins Lane some years ago. I then suggested it might be the lane between High Lane Row and the 'east' row of Fir Street. The reason was because of the buildings in the background. The nearest possibly the school room roof belonging to St. Oswald' School. The higher roof beyond possibly the the Colliery Board School. Those two buildings were separated by School Street....see OS Sheet 12. There is another photo in your collection which shows an individual door in that same Lane. I notice too that both the lane and house walls were of stone construction.
Coming back to Wood Street (didn't know it was Wood Street then...still during the war) I remember playing in the still uncleared rubble of the houses and found a beautiful China candle stick. It looked a bit like Nelson's Column with Square section. It was chipped here and there but it was like treasure to me. I took it home in Arthur Street (only a hundred yards away and my Granda took it off me, told me it was rubbish and chucked it in the bin. I screamed blue murder and felt as though I had been robbed. Oh for the good old days!
Norman, that bottom photo I have never seen before and wouldn't hazard a guess. There looks to be a bit of a curve in the lane but that might be my poor vision since having both cataracts removed in the recent past.
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