A sweetg shop on South Tyneside. Do you know where?

Sweet rationing’s bitter taste

A recent article about the end of sweet rationing, some 66 years ago, reminded reader Terence Grewock of some of his favourite treats – and a not-so favourite friend.

The open plan workshop at Hebburn Centre of British Shipbuilders North East Training and Safety Co in  February 1981.

Working for South Tyneside shipbuilders

If you look closely at the main image on today’s page – showing the open plan workshop at Hebburn Centre of British Shipbuilders’ North East Training and Safety Co, taken in February 1981 – you will see a metal tool box.

Comic relief red nose day  March 1989  Staff and pupils at Redwell Comprehensive competed in a fancy dress netball  match for Comic Relief.

What you did for Red Nose day on South Tyneside?

On February 8, 1988, British comedian Lenny Henry went to Ethiopia to launch the very first Red Nose Day Telethon – a fundraising initiative which has since become a regular means of providing much-needed cash for worthy cause.

Servicemen hunt through the crumpled remains of the Heinkel which crashed and exploded in Beach Road in February 1941.

Kindness of South Shields nurse is remembered

The recent tribute to Tony Foulds, who was honoured by the US Airforce for caring for the graves of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress during the Second World War, prompted a reader called Sheila to get in touch.

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