Thanks for the photos. Looks like it's all change .. all stay the same. Lots of different names on the shops, but still a chemist in the chemist-shop, still a garage where there always was a garage. Good to see there's still the funny little one-way system by the shops, and everyone parking wherever they can. Especially good to see Benton Road's not a 4-lane superhighwaybypassmotorwaylink ...!
Despite all the change in Newcastle of late the suburbs pretty much stay the same, mostly.It is now usually a very, very busy junction but I caught it at a quiet time when I visted. It won't be long before they turn it into a super highway thingymajig.Good to see it still has a Greggs (not unusual for any street in Newcastle) as that is what sent me up that way on a cold winter morning when my son was at his football training on the site of the old Manor park school.
Harry Corbett with his famous puppets Sooty and Sweep officially opened the shopping centre in the mid fifties from the first floor window (above the newsagents, I think). I was there with my mother and sister to watch the ceremony.
That's quite a memory, thanks. :)
Cannot believe how little has changed in High Heaton! My first primary school still the same 63 years since I first joined it, followed by the church hall Dad used to wait outside on a Saturday night in order to give his teenage daughter a lift home from the local hop! The shops still there although some names have changed over the years. Houses and streets looking the same - wonderful! 'Geordie Refugee' in the South.
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