Memory Lane   February ''Gale damage  weather

Do you remember the great storm of 1987?

Many people will have vivid memories of an event which happened 31 years ago today, when England and the nearby continent, was hit by hurricane force winds during the so-called Great Storm of 1987, that left 39 people dead, here and in France, and caused widespread damage and destruction.

John Atkinson.

Times working at South Tyneside’s pits

Preserving parts of South Tyneside’s past, for the benefit of present and future generations, is essential to prevent the loss of some outstanding aspects of the area’s proud social and industrial heritage.

A Wellington bomber.

Seeking families of South Tyneside’s heroic airmen

The heroic yet tragic story of a South Shields airman, who was decorated for his courage as well as “persistent determination, skill and power of leadership” has prompted an approach and appeal for help from the International Bomber Command Centre.

Load more
Get daily updates Sign Up X