Ex-pat Adrian Thorius who lived at 'The Colliery' arranged for Sister Gilda to send me these images. Here is Adrian at Bygate Nursery School abt 1952

Gilda is on this Pyrotenax Christmas party photo from 1956

A year later in 1957 Gilda is again at the Pyro Xmas Party.

Mrs Thorius at the Frederick St allotment with daughter Gilda & son Adrian.

Gilda Thorius on her bike at Hebburn Colliery ('A' Pit). In the distance is the Loading tower of the West Berth of Jarrow Staiths.

Baby Gilda Thorius in 1952 on the Colliery park with a rare view of the disused 'A' Pit in the background

Another photo of Gilda & the Colliery which closed 20 years earlier

Gilda again in 1952 with a River Tyne shipyard crane in the distance

Jim Thorius took this photo of his friend John Brown working on a Lathe at the Pyrotenax.

Gilda Thorius on the corner of Rowhope Back lane in 1961

Ken Turpin's mid 1930s photo of his Tollick family shop which was opposite the old post office. It was Gillhespy's fruit & veg in later years

Ken Turpin's photo of School St Methodist Choir in Carr Ellison Park's Dene 1951