Davy said the little shop on the corner sold or delivered papers which answered my Query of what it did in the 50s 60s.
the 80s ? I was visiting my family I did my usual walkabout in the Quay when I came across the old building Hewitsons paper shop,the last buiding standing,i walked over and a guy came out of the front, and we talked,i said I was born in the Quay,he in vited me in and I was amazed at what I saw,it was like a time walk of old Hebburn and the Quay.I must have spent 2 hours with him lovely man,he told me who he was and the family name of TOLSON I remembered,the TOLSON family living in Cambell st near the foot bridge I think they had an allotment near by near Walter List yard I believe they had a horse also kept pidgeons.i The shop or should I say MUSEUM was all his doing it was all for love,that says something,how good is that.I visited Hebburn a few years later the building was still there,but all boarded up,i just wandered how many locals supported his endeavers or were they aware of the MUSEUM I wonder I thought it would have been fitting for it to be left right there in the HUB of little old hebburn for future generations to see the WAY WE WERE. ps not to be
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