Membership

Anybody can join Heaton History Group and membership brings with it a number of benefits.

Members are entitled to priority booking and free entry to our programme of talks and walks and there will be additional activities for members only, including the opportunity to participate in research.

Membership costs £12 per year. To join please contact Jeanie Molyneux or ask at any of our talks.

 

25 thoughts on “Membership

  1. christine watson

    trying to find history of 39 chillingham road Newcastle – was it a shoe shop iduring the first world war trading under the name of Robson? Trying to find information on a Stephen Robson who possibly lived there at outbreak of war but who was sadly killed in action in france on 10th September 1918

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  2. Rod Bennett

    Hi. I understand my Great Grandfather has an “umbrella and parasol shop” on Shields Road in Byker, possibly around number 5 or 6. This would have been around 1900. Would be interested to know if anyone has any records or images of the shop? Many thanks.

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  3. Irene Golding

    Hi, I’m trying to find out more about the Blacketts at 200 Heaton Road. Thomas Blackett was my great grandfather and I’d be very interested to know if anyone has any information on him and his family. Thanks.

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      1. Irene Golding

        Hi Chris

        Many thanks for your reply – and the article is great information. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of great grandfather or of Heaton but my brother has a photo of our grandfather (also Thomas Blackett) so I’ll try and dig that out.

        Thank you again

  4. Narelle Langridge

    Just a bit of information from Australia for you all. I have my grandmothers birth cert and it says she was born at 22 Malcolm St HEATON and lived there as well with the family. Her name was Rachel Ann Wanley BEW. She came out to Australia when she was 18 or 19 and lived in Far North Queensland where she met and married my grandfather. Sadly, I never met Rachel as she passed away when my mother was 5 months old. I do remember her brother David whom I met when I was about 14 (many years ago as I am now 55). I am doing family history and have gone back to roughly 1811 on the Bew side. If anyone has Bew in their family from this area of the UK, I would be most interested. Thankyou….Narelle Langridge

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    1. oldheaton

      Hi Narelle, Lovely to hear from you in Australia! I’ll include your message in our next newsletter to members of our group. When was your grandmother born? Do you happen to know any more about her or her parents or have a photo of her. We’re about to embark on a project on the streets, including Malcolm Street, that are named after Shakespeare characters. Chris (Secretary, Heaton History Group).

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  5. ashleigh at NCJ MEDIA NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

    Please contact George Hall (01670) 731425 regarding booklet called The night bombs rained on Heaton. Gent interested in booklet.

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  6. Grace

    Hi,
    My housemates and I would like to know a bit of history about 33 seventh avenue in Heaton. There’s been some strange activity happening which none of us can explain such as electric heaters switching on by themselves and when we ask for them to be switched off, they switch off straight away (just to note, you have to turn a dial twice to switch them both on and off). We’ve already tried searching for the history on this house but so far are having no look apart from finding a Mr and Mrs John Croft who we think used to live here.
    Do you have any suggestions as to where we can find better information about previous tenants or deaths in this house or not?

    Thank You

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    1. oldheaton

      The City Library on the 6th floor has directories arranged by street which go to about 1968. They also have electoral registers arranged by street. In terms of deaths, it’s more difficult depending on how far back you’re going and how much effort you want to put in. That would be a start though. The British Newspaper Archives has partial coverage of Newcastle and you can search by any term you like in case a death or incident was reported in the press. A long shot though and potentially very time consuming. If we come across anything we’ll let you know.

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  7. Paul Hood

    Wondered if there were any photos in existence of Heaton Blue House, it was knocked down to form a roundabout, My great grandfather was an orphan there in 1881 living with the Wood family. There are links to the house from 1874.
    Paul

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    1. oldheaton

      Hi Paul,
      We’d love to find one too. We’ve seen the 1881 census but would be interested to know what you’d found before that. It would be great to write up the history of the Blue House but a photo or artwork would be fantastic. Maybe someone, somewhere can help. Chris

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  8. Matt Hall

    I’am trying to get copies of finding the fallen for a project I’am involved with my phone number is 07546438759

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    1. oldheaton

      Hi Matt,

      Sorry about the long delay. You have probably found what you are looking for by now but I am not sure what it is. I Googled it and found a number of things with that name but none are connected with Heaton History Group.
      Chris (Secretary, Heaton History Group)

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  9. David Armstrong

    Many young people in ***Heaton*** went to **Northumberland Road **Secondary Modern Boys school, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Has anyone any newspapers cuttings, photographs, ***school badges or any historical info on this long gone school. ? A Mr Robert Stabler was the Headmaster and Assistant Head a Mr Lawson during the 195Os. (Mr Walker the Sports Teacher).* My best friend then was a *Norman Rackham, *Mowbray Street Heaton who attended the same school..

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  10. David Armstrong

    (Cont) My family then lived in Warwick Street, Heaton. We were a **Heaton Railway Family. The local Policeman (during the 195Os) was a lovely man his name was Sid Wallace and he lived in Stratford Grove West, Heaton. . The big underground Air-raid *Heaton/ to Byker, shelter (still there today) near the *Burn* behind Stratford Grove was a favourite (illegal) play area. During bitter 195O winters we used to sledge down the Vale Bank, Heaton.

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  11. David Armstrong

    Finally there was a massive Newcastle Corporation Tip at the bottom of Warwick Street Heaton, stretching nearly to St Peters (Heaton Boundary, Railway Bridge). It was in the 195Os just known locally as **The Tip**. It is now completely filled in and grassed over. My cousin and I used to sit on a garden wall in north view south, Heaton (overlooking St. Peters Bridge) and *trainspot, and occasionally swing on ropes hanging from the same bridge. When we heard the Dampneys Paint work siren (Heaton/Shieldfield Boundary) we would run home.

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  12. David Armstrong

    Believe it or not I clearly remember on Heaton Road, (further along from Meldon Terrace ?), at a large corner house, there being two brass plaques namely **A Doctor **Dagger and Doctor **Wolfe,…of course as boys going to Chillie Road School we found both the names hilarious. On another subject in those days there were quite a few Railway Families (men working at the long gone nearby *Heaton Railway Steam Sheds and Walkergate Railway work- shops) living nor far from Chillingham Road school. Ebor Street. Langholm Street, Richardson street etc. On a very sad note during world war two a man was killed in a street near the Heaton Park Railway Bridge on Heaton Road by a German Bomb. Forgive me for repeat postings as memories are streaming back.

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  13. David Armstrong

    The Blue bell Pub near the Heaton Sandyford Boundary used to sell Nettle Beer. My favorite shop in the area was Mrs Ross’s little (house) shop bottom of Warwick Street, Heaton.

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  14. David Armstrong

    ..and the garage opposite had lovely large **Armstrong-Siddley ?, motors cars in during the 195Os to 1960s.. My cousin Terence Moore who lived at 144 Warwick street once worked there as a young apprentice motor mechanic.

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  15. David Armstrong

    **(LOWER) WARWICK STREET AND STRATFORD GROVE WEST. , HEATON HAPPY MEMORIES lovely neighbours during ***195Os still remembered. The Bilton Family. The McKie FAMILY. The McDONALD FAMILY. The ROBSON Family. The WALLACE Family. The CARPENTER Family. The COCHRANE Family. The PRINGLE Family (Les where are you now ?). The ROSS (Shop) Family. The MATTERSON Family.

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