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by Norm
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Searching for info on the Mountain family.
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Searching for info on the Mountain family.

There was also a family named Mountain lived in South Close, about number 12, at the Nook. Their (Grand?)son was called Brian and used to live down South somewhere. Sorry I cannot remember any more.
by Norm
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: One A Cafe
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: One A Cafe

malaymac wrote:I used to work with one of the owner's son's and would visit frequently during the late seventies/early eighties.

Their lunchtime specials were always great value for a good old fashioned, wholesome meal.
I served my apprenticehip with Dave Oman ... aka Dr. Whut. Happy days!

Norm
by Norm
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Pub Name
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Or was it more PUBlic knowledge? My favorite was the long thin bar that ran from King Street back, had a big, well it seemed it to me - I was a nipper at the time, plaster Eagle in the window. on a backdrop of red curtains. that seems to stick in my mind. Or the half timbered Station (?) by where th...
by Norm
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: remember these sweets when you were a kid?
Replies: 240
Views: 126909

The best spangles had to be the Old English ones.

Don't know how you'd describe the flavour though - something akin to cough sweets
by Norm
Tue May 22, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Derby Street Baths
Replies: 75
Views: 59940

Actually thinking about it, Tony might have been the son, though I don't recall the name Geordie, but we were a little afraid of him so weren't on first name terms if you get my drift.

I used to be in the lifeguards for a season, and he was there for their training sessions as well.
by Norm
Tue May 22, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: market place flag
Replies: 24
Views: 19447

The underground toilets were still in use in the 60s. Can also remember there was also underground toilets at the Nook and under the bus shelter at Westoe. Not that I frequent toilets you understand - but .... Aye the nook toilets - on the opposite side to the shops, especially the big shop on the ...
by Norm
Tue May 22, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Derby Street Baths
Replies: 75
Views: 59940

I used to go to Derby Street from Westoe. After the session we'd all troop up to the chippie on Westoe Road, (on the same side as Derby Street, a couple of blocks closer to the bridges), then go to the bakers right by Westoe Bridges to get a stottie cake, hollow the stottie out and stuff it full of ...
by Norm
Tue May 22, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: remember these sweets when you were a kid?
Replies: 240
Views: 126909

Sports mixtures. That rings a bell, but I can't picture them. What were/are they? Nah man they were like wine gums in consistency, but shaped like 1/2 balls of various description - football, basketball and rugby balls come to mind, there was also a set of cricket stumps with a little ball on the b...
by Norm
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: The Corner Shop
Topic: CD's
Replies: 376
Views: 17256

Yes - Close to the Edge (Ahh true class)
by Norm
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: tyne shipping
Replies: 52
Views: 19221

Norm, the chandlers at the Mill Dam were Peterson Brothers, my brother in law worked for them for many years. Also a lot of seamen on the catcher boats that accompnied the whalers came from Shetland, remember years ago drinking in the legion club in Lerwick and when they found out I was from Shield...
by Norm
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: tyne shipping
Replies: 52
Views: 19221

I can also remember the big whaling factory ships that used to be tied up near,I think, Redheads yard. My dad used to work on them, both the "Harvester" and thr "Venturer." Both owned and run by Christian Salvesen & Co of Leith, and sold onto the Japanese iirc. They used to leave the Tyne and head ...

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