Ann goes to Newcastle (1945)
by Ann Barnes
At the end of the Second World War, Ann’s celebrations involve a shopping trip to Newcastle, a new dress and a street party which has an unfortunate ending.
Location: 54.976185, -1.612759
Rainbow End (1953)
by Mark James
Mark’s recollection of a visit to the cinema with his little brother to see The Wizard of Oz is a humorous tale full of character and charm.
Location: 54.97997, -1.5803
A Night at the Palace Theatre (1958)
by Teresa Hannaby
Teresa obliges her mother by accompanying her to the theatre one night in 1958, unbeknownst to the fact that she will watch a performance from a future international star.
Location: 54.97615, -1.615929
A Pound Could Stretch Forever (1962)
by Val Wilson
At 15, Val jumps on the No. 11 bus with her mother and heads towards Newcastle to spend, for the very first time, her own hard-earned money.
Newcastle Blue Star (1988)
by Harry Pickersgill
A huge part of his life with colleagues as close as family, Harry has incredibly fond memories of working at the Newcastle Brewery, up until his department was shut down, ‘the saddest day of my working life’.
Location: 54.9736, -1.6221
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