More memories of St. Luke's Methodist Church on Burn Heads Road
Posted by AJG on September 21, 2021, 0:34:06
Interesting to read people's memories of St. Luke's Methodist Church on Burn Heads Road. |
I remember going to nursery school in St.Luke's Church hall; this would have been around 1970, so a bit after most of the reminiscences posted so far. It also has to be one of my earliest memories!
I remember the teacher being Mrs. June Fawkes, who was young and pretty with long straight blonde hair. There may also have been a Mrs. Halliday who was older and had curly hair.
I can remember a sort of climbing frame made from wood that stood in the middle of the hall, and also a bunch of little wooden chairs that we would all sit on for story time. One of the chairs was set apart from the others and was the “naughty chair”, where you would have to sit if you misbehaved. Nobody wanted to have to sit on the naughty chair!
There was a piano, which Mrs. Fawkes would play, and we would sing songs like “This is the way we brush our teeth on a cold and frosty morning”. I also remember her having a reel-to-reel tape recorder that she would play music on, and we would have to take steps that mimicked the music, e.g. big slow steps or small light steps.
There was also a field behind the church hall where we would go out to play when it was summer, and (I think) a basement. Now here is where my memory gets hazy, as I remember doing a Nativity play, and remember the stage and seating being in the basement, though I think the stage was more likely at one end of the church hall and the seats were stored in the basement! Anyway, the field must have been sold off at some point and there are houses there now (it’s Hebburn after all!). The church and hall are both still standing though.