Ray Nixon kindly loaned me this photo of one of Hebburn Lakes with the Coke Works in the distance

Another one from Ray showing the Coke Works with the Sunderland to Newcastle 'Pacer' train heading towards Pelaw.

Ray took this lovely old photo of St Cuthbert's Church in the 1950s from 'Gambles' (the Papershops) doorway in Argyle St.

A rare glimpse of the old Ballast Hill from the river. During the War there were guns on top firing at the Luftwaffe bombers which bombed Tyneside.

Mike Ellison sent me this photo showing the Colliery Board School abt 1959.The photo was loaned by Des Stenner younger brother of William on the photo

The late Harry Rowell was Manager of Mid Tyne Ferries & I was loaned his collection of photos.This is Ferry No 3 coming into service in June 1949

The French family & Ron who is a regular on the www.hebburn.org website is front right. Dad was a Hebburn Councillor quite a few years ago.

Mike sent this Des Stenner photo of Pit lads pre 1914 long before pit helmets. Des's grandad John Brown is 1st left front row aged abt 14

Remember 'Kimber's' the Barbers on Albert St across from the 'Gem'? Here is Mr Kimber getting ready to give his short back & sides.

Norman Shaw contributed quite a few photos a while ago so here is the last one showing his parents marriage at St Johns in 1926. (Dad was also Norman)

Harry Rowell's photo of Hawthorn Leslies in the days they were busy. Today in 2008 they are no longer there & the land is derelict.

Harry Rowells photo of the Steam Ferry 'Wallsend' 59 yrs old being replaced by Ferry No 3 in June 1949.