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NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:12 pm
by anna

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:18 pm
by Axeman
Thats great Anna...luv stuff like that.

Never knew about the fairs starting up with ex US Army equipment left over from war.

I wonder if a similar type film is available for South Shields....that's what I really would like to see.

I think I said this before, but with cameras nowadays, someone could do a street by street film of Shields, famous shops, well known people, pubs etc.

Wouldn't that be great for our kids in 30-50 years time ?

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:29 pm
by margy
I enjoyed that, Anna, thanks =D> =D> =D>

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:23 pm
by anna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_ngOt9ys4

The demolision of Marsden Rock....

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:32 am
by Globalmyths
Crikey that was good Anna because It bought memories of what my life was like in New Zealand in the 50's. Thank you. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:10 am
by anna
glad you all liked it ..i thought it was intresting aswell...ive looked for something similer about south shields,,but nothing yet ,,although Curly has a few videos on youtube,about south shields,,but i carnt find any vintage footage ..?

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:36 pm
by Globalmyths
I just remembered after watching this video clip again. that my oldest brother Hector would call the roundabouts La la gee gee roundy roundy. And he wouldn't walk across the old wooden road bridges in case he fell through one of the cracks in them.

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:18 pm
by brian c
That was good Anna, I see the traffic hasn't improved much.

I presume the fair was on the Town Moor.

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:20 am
by Globalmyths
I can remember my sister Marjorie getting into a lot of trouble for losing a half crown 2/6d when she was sent to the butchers with a meat coupon to buy the meat. How much meat can you buy today for 25c. ? At that much a kind butcher would wave his butchers dirty apron under your nose. If you were lucky.

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:59 pm
by Jarrow Pete
Axeman wrote:Thats great Anna...luv stuff like that.

Never knew about the fairs starting up with ex US Army equipment left over from war.

I wonder if a similar type film is available for South Shields....that's what I really would like to see.

I think I said this before, but with cameras nowadays, someone could do a street by street film of Shields, famous shops, well known people, pubs etc.

Wouldn't that be great for our kids in 30-50 years time ?
Just bought one off e bay about South Shields, cannot get it to play on pc but am told it will play on dvd player.Should get to play it tomorrow night in my cabin on boat to Shetland.

Re: NEWCASTLE IN THE 50s

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:35 am
by anna
it would be intresting to watch ..lets us know what its like Pete .. :wink: