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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Hadrian’s Wall in Prose, Poetry, Pictures, Song and Music

Hadrian's Wall defines us as Heatonians. Many southerners believe that, living north of it as we do, we must be in Scotland. It's about...

Grim up North? J B Priestley in NE England

J B Priestley's 'English Journey' is considered the renown dramatist's greatest non-fiction work.  In the 1934 travelogue, undertaken at the depth of 'The Great Depression', Priestley...

Around Heaton’s Shops – with a Camera (Part One)

Eric Dale was born in 1937 and in about 1939 moved with his family from Corbridge Street, Byker to Eighth Avenue in Heaton. Like...

The Gallant John Weldon DCM

This Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to John Weldon, who lived most of his short life in Heaton. The medal is now in the...

The Magic Roundabout

All of us at Heaton History group love to hear from older Heatonians who want to share their knowledge with us.. We receive, usually fond,...

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