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Post by Finn » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:26 am

Hi! My grandmas uncle and family, surname Anderson, lived in November 1920 at 91 Lytton Street in South Shields. He was captain on a small steamship named Eweel. I try to trace the family and children. What kind of house and area was/is this? Where in South Shields was/is it situated? Does anybody know the family or the steamer? Please, inform the forum and me.

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Post by Alice » Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:36 pm

Was it not Leighton street.

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Post by baldy.smith » Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:57 pm

There was a Lytton Street in South Shields, there is a photo of it on this site. Lytton Street used to be about where Eltham Street is now; where Reed Street joins Smith Street.

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Post by curly » Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:23 am

Yes it ran parallel with Taylor Street, H.S. Edwards Street, and South Palmerston Street, all between South Frederick Street and the river.

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Post by danecook » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:19 pm

I was one of the last occupants of Lytton Street before it was demolished to make way for the Lytton Park Estate. We lived at number 108. I can remember lying in bed listening to the thieves stripping out all the lead and slate tiles in the empty houses around us.
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Post by curly » Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:09 pm

What year did you move out? About 1972 perhaps?

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Post by jimmywizz » Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:44 pm

not much changed there then danecook apart from that they now nick the stuff when your still in your house!

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Post by danecook » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:29 pm

It was about 1978 curly

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Post by danecook » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:32 pm

Yeah Jimmywizz your right. The thing is they were nicking the lead pipes before the gas was turned off. We were wondering when we were going to go of with a bang!

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Post by curly » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:26 am

Was it as late as that? We moved out of John Williamson Street in 1973; now considering that a certain Major Dennis Healey in 1945 said that the Labour Party was going to build a"land fit for heroes", it kind of coloured my views! We were used to a twelve inch square stone sink in the scullery with running cold water (previous to that we had to go down the yard to the tap for water, a little gas oven - after we got rid of the black range, two bedrooms, a living room, Redhead's "knocker upper", and a bloke coming round to light the gas streetlamps every night, tea from Ringtons delivered by horse and cart, pop from Sykes or Villa by the same method, and shovel coal into the hutch from the back lane!

This was 1973 Goddam, and the town had had a Labour Council for many of the yaers since the war!!

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Post by memor » Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:02 pm

Told you. The Labour Party has done Bu gger All for the North East.
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Post by danecook » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:39 pm

Bye Curly, you were posh, a 12 inch square sink to bathe in! ours was only 10 inch square :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by memor » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:32 pm

You posher Danecook.

We only have two buckets (leg in each) to bath in.

(and buckets have holes)
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Post by danecook » Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:52 pm

We were not allowed to use the buckets......they were for peeing in :lol:

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Post by Babooshka » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:08 pm

curly wrote:Yes it ran parallel with Taylor Street, H.S. Edwards Street, and South Palmerston Street, all between South Frederick Street and the river.
not forgetting So.Eldon Street Curly..I went to Barnes Road Infants/Juniors and Tyne Dock Youth Club which was around there too....eeeh happy days

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Post by Pilot » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:24 pm

The ship you mentioned could it be the Ewell? if so it was a collier taking coal from the North east ports down to London.
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Post by Delilahcat » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:00 pm

Our neighbour John Gibson known as Jacka used to work on the Ewell in the mid fifties.

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Post by Pilot » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:05 pm

I'm almost certain the Ewell I knew was a South Eastern Gas Board flat iron collier, but I will check for more detail.
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Post by Delilahcat » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:24 pm

Pilot I think you are right. It used to go from the Tyne down to London
Wasn't it known as being on weekly boats as opposed to deep sea' I seem to remember people talking about it in those terms. Some of my friends fathers used to go on 18 month trips and the kids barely recognised them when they came home.

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Post by Pilot » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:29 pm

It was called coastal rather than deep sea, one round trip would take about 5 or 6 days depending on the weather, when I was at sea I went away when my son was three weeks old and returned when he was 7 months, when he was a bit older, about 18 months to 2 years he used to give me strange looks when I first came home.
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