EPW019774 ENGLAND (1927). Oxford Street, Whitley Bay, 1927

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Title [EPW019774] Oxford Street, Whitley Bay, 1927
Reference EPW019774
Date 18-October-1927
Place name WHITLEY BAY
Easting / Northing 435626, 572119
Longitude / Latitude -1.4424272196352, 55.042233611277
National Grid Reference NZ356721


My paternal Grandfather and Grandmother, William and Selina, were Married here on 07 September 1908 whilst living at 2 Devonshire Terrace, Whitley Bay

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 08:56:11 PM

Thursday 20th of June 2013 03:59:51 PM
Law's Central Garage, designed by W. N. Scaife, built by W. T. Weir, for W. A. Laws & Co. Opening noted in Whitley Seaside Chronicle 6 June 1914. Briefly W. T. Forrester's furniture auction room, 1930 - 1931. Under magnification, the sign at roof level reads Labour Hall. There is a full page on the opening, with photographs, in the Whitley Seaside Chronicle 9 June 1923.

Eric Hollerton
Friday 24th of August 2012 03:44:01 PM
Primitive Methodist Church, corner of Oxford Street and North Parade. Formally opened 17 March 1904. There is a sketch of the iron church which preceded it in the Whitley Seaside Chronicle, 25 March 1899. Foundations for a Sunday School were laid in 1932 .

Eric Hollerton
Friday 24th of August 2012 03:19:55 PM
Woolworth's, opened 18 August 1927 - Whitley Seaside Chronicle 6.8.1927. Built on the site of old white-washed cottages, "the last relics of old Whitley", demolished 1924 - WSC 27.12.1924, p5c4 (photo by Boud & Son)

Eric Hollerton
Friday 24th of August 2012 02:36:44 PM

User Comment Contributions

Whitley Road runs roughly east and west across the photograph, just below the centre line. Very broadly speaking, the old village of Whitley lay to the left. The area to the right was largely open land on the Ordnance Survey of 1895. Three buses are parked next to the new Woolworth's store. To the north the road divides at the Primitive Methodist Church. On the left is Oxford Street, the the right, North Parade. South Parade curves away from the middle, towards to top right of the picture. The view includes the Victoria Hotel, the fire station, and the old Council Offices.

Eric Hollerton
Friday 24th of August 2012 03:10:46 PM