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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by gazza1960 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:10 am

I remember walking in a line from westoe boys school down to derby street for our swimming lessons. yeh great in fine weather but when p*ssin down with rain and snow not so good. Sometimes on the way back the teacher sometimes would let us go in the bakers on fowler street for some hot bread.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by denis » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Could anyone tell me the name of the [church] opposite the baths.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Mr Smith » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:41 pm

denis wrote:Could anyone tell me the name of the [church] opposite the baths.
There was St Bedes R C School opposite Derby Street Baths, don't remember any Church.
Nearest Church I know of was St Bedes R C Church on the Corner of Percy Street and
Westoe Road.
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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by martymont » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:17 pm

Gazza 1960 you must have been starting Westoe as I was leaving if that is the year of your birth.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by westoelad » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:44 pm

There was a church on the left side of Derby Street as you walked away from the baths, the back butted onto the railway at the back of the presbetary gardens of St. Bedes church, it was just after the back lane from Westoe Road, sorry I do not know the name or denomination it served.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Jarrow Pete » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:02 am

Did the church become the headquarters of the tossers who ran the claimants union,something palace I think it was called.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Mr Smith » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:05 am

There was a church there, where the school is now, but I don't know it's name.
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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by ralph » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:39 am

Circa 1957, I remember having been with my classmates to Derby Street baths. On the way back to Ocean Road Senior School, a few of the lads misbehaved. On getting back to school, the whole class was lined up and caned on each hand: 'two of the best' as we called it. On complaining that such treatment was unfair, we were told to place the blame on those who had caused the trouble. Ah, no 'human rights' in those days :-) :-) :-) I don't believe we suffered long term harm, and most of us left school with fond memories of our treachers - including those who used the cane!

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Barney » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:37 am

Used to go to Derby Street Baths regularly. Lots of fun times.

Wasn't the church Glebe Methodist Church or something like that?

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by westoelad » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:54 pm

I think Glebe Methodist Church was on Westoe Road beside the Westoe bridges at the top of Chi Road, new housing now occupies the place where it once stood.
I seem to remember a stone masons being opposite on Imeary Street, I wonder if that is still there.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Mr Smith » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Got my mothers headstone for that Monumental Mason. I think it is long gone.
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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by sless » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:02 pm

everetts

seems to ring a bell,
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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by hencree » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:10 pm

I served my aprenticeship with Milton Swales just across the little cobbled back-lane from Everrets in Imeary St.sadly they have both been demolished and grassed over, along with many other parts of Shields which could have actually been saved. but instead the powers that be seem to be determined to destroy the last remaining character of the town. I wonder whats next? The old town hall in the market, or St. Hildas perhaps?

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by westoelad » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:21 pm

sless wrote:everetts

seems to ring a bell,
Yes I do believe thats the name - I have been trying like blazes to remember it, thanks.

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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by sless » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:22 pm

well i worked for ernie dockwray painter and decorators for 5 years and that was opposite us on imeary street
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Re: Derby Street Baths

Post by Brian Ridge » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:06 pm

I remember it well, a small Ho is and a small bottle of milk. Got my 1/2 mile swimming cert twice, only so I could avoid a maths lesson from pop haliday

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