This view of Wylam Institute in January 1937 shows ‘Charlie’s Corner’ and the cottages whose remains can be seen in what is now the carpark of the Ship Inn. My grandmother always referred to the lane which runs behind the Ship and emerges beside the Institute as ‘Welsh’s Backside’, whether the cottages or the Ship were occupied by someone called Welsh I haven’t yet discovered(my grandmother no longer being around to ask).
J W Carmichael had been commissioned to make a series of drawings of various locations on the railway. This one […]
William Curley, (one of my Great Grandfather’s cousins) The text says: “Mr. William Curley of the Old School Walbottle, who […]
This old postcard shows the aftermath of the landslip on 8th February 1910 that demolished cottages at the Bogs(near Hagg […]
The view is taken from the South Bank and looks as though it may be somewhere upstream of Hagg Bank