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Clubs of Gateshead
Clubs of Gateshead

 

Local History books are available for sale at the Central Library and also through the bookshop at St Mary’s Heritage Centre where you will find a wide range of titles from around the region. Some books are also available for sale from our branch libraries - please contact your local library for details.

 

Highlights of books available for sale at the Central Library are given below with a full list to download from the side of this page.

 

If you are looking for a specific book please contact St Mary’s Heritage Centre directly on e:heritage@gateshead.gov.uk or t: 0191 433 4699. You can also find details of bookshop author events and new releases on the St Mary’s Heritage Centre Facebook page.

 

 

The Clubs of Gateshead

Peter Annable

£4.99

Who were Henry Solly and Alf Davenport?

Where was the ‘Cracker Club’?

Whatever happened to the Imperial Social Club?

Peter Annable takes you on a trip down memory lane and charts the origin of Gateshead clubs great and small.


 


Old Pubs of Gateshead
Old Pubs of Gateshead
Gateshead Remembered
Gateshead Remembered

 

The Old Pubs of Gateshead

John Boothroyd

£4.99

Where was the ‘Little Albert’?

Who brewed at the ‘Turk’s Head’?

What did the ‘Crystal Palace’ look like?

John Boothroyd traces the story of ‘The Old Pubs of Gateshead’ and provides the reader with an informative and entertaining collection of facts, tales and photos. John is the former manager of the Local History Service at Gateshead Library.

 

Gateshead Remembered

Anthea Lang

£9.99

This book looks at Gateshead in ’the old days’. But what were’ the old days?’ To each generation this means something different. Anthea has made her selection from a wide range of material to provide us with memories of how people lived in Gateshead over the years.

 

Islands of England: the North East and Yorkshire
Islands of England: the North East and Yorkshire
Looking back at Whickham
Looking back at Whickham

Islands of England: The North East and Yorkshire

Geoffrey Berriman

£8.50

This book, which covers the North East and Yorkshire is the first in a series of six about the islands of England. The author has travelled widely to visit or see many islands; and he has also carried out a considerable amount of historic research. In addition to coastal islands and inland islands, mention is made of former islands which have now disappeared.

This book is well illustrated with photographs and maps.

 

Looking Back at Whickham

Compiled and Edited by Bill Saunders and Richard Pears on behalf of Whickham Local History Society

£4.99

The history of Whickham includes prehistoric settlers, Romans, Prince Bishops, 600 years of coal mining and associated industries, early waggonways, farmers, merchants and the Metro Centre. The parish incorporated Dunston, Swalwell, the Gibside Estate, Marley Hill, Sunniside and Lobley Hill as well as Whickham Village. This book presents new stories and pictures of the people and places who made this rich history.

 

Pit Ponies
Pit Ponies
North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s
North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

 

Pit Ponies

Mike Kirkup

£4.99

Life was hard and dangerous for a miner hewing away in tiny underground tunnels, but that was how he chose to make his living. Not so the pit pony that was whisked away from an open field of lush green grass into a life of stones and coals, drudgery and darkness.


North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

Andrew Clark

£4.99

Remember the days when Monday was always wash day, tin baths in front of the fire and knitted bathing suits on the beach. ’North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s’ recalls life at home when the washing was done in a poss tub; the wireless was the main form of entertainment; every community had a cinema and a holiday would be a trip to the seaside.

 

Gateshead’s Grand Houses Revisited

Sandra Brack, Bob Dixon, Margaret Hall and Helen Ward

£4.99

Gateshead in the 19th century was a hive of commerce and industry. New enterprises were springing up everywhere. The industrialists, merchants and financiers who were behind this change, needed residences that reflected their burgeoning success.

So Gateshead’s  Grand Houses began. In our second book we knock on the front door then go in to meet the people who once lived there and share their lives.
 

These are just a small selection of some of the many publications we currently have for sale. Download a full list to the side of this page.

 

To order any of these items, ring 0191 433 8420 (if you are outside the UK, +44 191 433 8420) with details of the item you want and your Visa or MasterCard information.

 

An additional charge will be made for postage.

 

 

Gateshead's Grand Houses Revisited
Gateshead's Grand Houses Revisited






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