Yes Norman the Quay and all the others , Bill Quay, The Colliery, to name but a few , up and down both sides of the Tyne in those years gone by , difficult to even imagine having moved on a generation or two since then.It ,and , it's like certainly made some people famous - a Jarrow Jady, and , Charlie 'D'
There are not many of us left who experienced ' The Means Test ' -I do- without it times would have been much worse.
The 1910 Rates List has Abraham Gordon in number 15, that is my grandad-my mothers dad- full name Abraham William Gordon botn 1851 died 1921. My dad is a Noble, Alan Noble, he married my mother (Janet Gordon) in 1927. I never knew granddad Gordon but was always reminded of his life when I looked at the large brass plaque in the center of 15 Campbell Street's front door which,my grandmother - Lucy Gordon- Nee Shaw- polished until it shone so bright that it would blind any invading enemy army ( as recorded in past history ). The inscription announced to the world that" A W GORDON SHIPWRIGHT " resided here.
I grew up in that house with my mum, dad and my mums mother, my mothers siblins -vis- Grandma Lucy Gordon , Fredrick Gordon ( son) - Robert Bowman Gordon (son) - Janet Gordon - ( daughter), my mum. - Lucy Bowman Gordon ( youngest daughter)
Abraham and Lucy also had an elder daughter - Myra Gordon- had married and left 15 Campbell Street before I came along.
Thanks for that info Norman - very- very important Social History. Much appreciated.