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
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
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.
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