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by urfa
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Air Raid Oct 2nd 1941
Replies: 34
Views: 3690

Re: Air Raid Oct 2nd 1941

I remember the air raid that is the topic in here, I and my two sisters had been to the Blacks cinema, later called the Odeon, A message came up on the screen, that the siren had gone and the film would continue, we left the cinema and ran across the market square to get home, we lived in 53 Maxwell...
by urfa
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS
Replies: 21
Views: 5156

Re: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS

Hi Dee be, many thanks for the latest info on Emanuel and his family, it is sad to hear that the people I new have passed away, I have been back to shields about five times over the years and would take a walk around the junction of Stanhope Road and Boldon lane in the hope that I would see any one ...
by urfa
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS
Replies: 21
Views: 5156

Re: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS

Your spot on northan lad, you have made my day, what a great site this is, I left shields in 1951 and lost contact with them, if any are still around pass on my best wishes, best wishes to all, Urfa
by urfa
Tue May 15, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Derby Street Baths
Replies: 75
Views: 42187

my second posting on this topic, I too went there swimming from mortimer road school, 1 penny each way for the bus I think There was a police officer allowed to swim in his clothes for his training in rescue (I think) I was in awe as how he swam very fast, cutting thru the water like a fish he would...
by urfa
Thu May 10, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Derby Street Baths
Replies: 75
Views: 42187

I remember the derby street baths, when we came out there was a wafer biscuit factory just passed the railway bridge, you held your towel open across your forarms and they would put a whole lod of broken biscuits in for a penny.
I could go on but my story's would fill a book, take care
by urfa
Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: marriage lookup
Replies: 55
Views: 7354

Hi rayed, I am originally from south shelds but have lived in Tasmania for forty years, think I might stay!!! About marraige records that you are looking for, Saint Hilda's church has that is posted on this site, I found my great grandad in there and then thirty years later I found his son. Failing ...
by urfa
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: South Shields Public Library
Replies: 26
Views: 4165

I spent many a rainy afternoon in the non fiction library, I would get a book and go to the end of an isle and sit on the chair there beside the window and read all afternoon, the librarian would keep on looking down the isle to see what I was up too, I prefered adventure story's and reading plays m...
by urfa
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Wall of Death
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

I remember both the wall of death and the diver, diving into a shallow pool of water, must of been around 1948- 1950 as I moved out of the town in 1950, they were both in the fairground at Shields, the motor bike riders were good but gee that guy diving from that great height, and he did it repeatid...
by urfa
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Corner Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 5730

PS
by the way the bread cost forpence half penny 8)
by urfa
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Corner Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 5730

I have had another look at this topic, and talking about bakeries as I said before we lived in back Eldon St. and my mother would wake me up at 5 AM to go to Holmans bakery in Portberry Way, she had learned that the night shift didn't bother with the ration coupens, but the day shift did after 6AM t...
by urfa
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS
Replies: 21
Views: 5156

Looks like the Benham family tree had many branches, the Manny Benham that I knew lived at Tyne Dock, his wifes name was Mary, had a son John, a daughter Helen, and a second daughter Mary. best wishes ...... Urfa
by urfa
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Disappearing Britain - Ringtons Tea
Replies: 29
Views: 4068

I remember the Ringtons tea company delivering tea in a horse drawn cart in south shields, actually the stables were in Imeary Street, my uncle John bumfrey was the stable man there, he used to make an extra pound or two cleaning the horses saddles and bridals from the delivery men as it was there j...
by urfa
Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: BENHAM FAMILY SO/SHIELDS
Replies: 21
Views: 5156

Hi, I knew a manny benham, in and around 1947, this manny lived in frost street, tyne dock, am I on the right track, ..... regards
by urfa
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Hanlons Grocer Shops
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Hanlon's shop

my mother lodged her ration books during wwll with Hanlon's, that shop was on the corner of Maxwell Street and what remained of George Street the council was removing that area in 1938, we lived above Jerry's shop in Maxwell Street at the time, later on around 1943 we moved to Back Eldon street besi...
by urfa
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Trinity church school south shields
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Trinity Church School address

Hi jim, Commercial Road is the correct address for the school, it was a dark dismal school, although I never attended there I used to play in the yard a lot before they demolished it after world war ll. There was a Scout troop at the back of Trinity Church cemeterary, I was in that troop. Best wishe...
by urfa
Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Corner Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 5730

corner shops

It apears to me that we must of lived very close to one another, I remember well Fenwicks Barrows, hired on faily regulary, also dumped a few cloth rags off at Haratty's. My first job in 1946 was with Welsh Potts' the butcher in Laygate lane, eventually worked for Vasey's fish monger in laygate Lane...
by urfa
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Shipwreck
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

The ship wreck

I remember that ship wreck, I went down to see the rescue of the crew via a beechs' boy, cold and wet weather, I think it was broken up for scrap where it lay, Regards.
by urfa
Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: The Training Ship
Replies: 12
Views: 2533

Hi every one, i remember a ship that was all covered in, sloping roof and all, moored beside Brigham and Cowans towards the the direct ferry to North Shields, can't think of the name of it though, this was a training ship for the naval Cadets, it was there until the early 1950s regards, urfa.
by urfa
Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: fish & chips twice please
Replies: 22
Views: 3467

Hi every one, i miss the fish and chips too being out here in Tasmania, in my days over there, Colmans in Ocean road served the best fish and chips if you were down town, but if you were in the High Shields area where I lived then you couldn't beat Hansons for them, he was on the corner of Alice str...
by urfa
Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Cinemas in Shields
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Hi baldy, it is interesting that you went to Mortimer Road School, I was there from end of 1943 and left in 1946, was that your era? if so who was your teacher, mine was Mr. Hutton, bless his little cotton socks, Regards urfa.

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