Recent research by volunteers

The following articles were originally printed in the Ouseburn Heritage and Newcastle Community Heritage magazines produced between 1999-2004, edited by Mike Greatbatch. 

Ouseburns White Cemeteries by Freda Booth - the dangerous work undertaken in Ouseburn's two leadworks.

Canon Bernard East - by Joan Telford - the vicar of Saint Ann's Church from 1892-1928 who worked tirelessly to help the poor of the area including a soup kitchen. This also includes the story of W Henry Todd, organist and music leader at the Church for 54 years.

Ouseburn and the Movies by Brent Callaghan - the film 'On the Night of the Fire' released in 1940 was partially filmed in Ouseburn 

Memories of Ouseburn and Byker - by Mike Greatbatch - some reminiscences of the area during world war 2 and details of the oral history project

Memories of a Shieldfield Boyhood - by Norman Burn

Life in Ouseburn Road - photos and memories from Alf Brown

Life on Ouse Street in the 1920s - photos and memories of childhood and married life based on conversations with Charlotte Horner and her daughters Brenda and Norma.

Sheltering in the Ouseburn Culvert - photos and memories from Joan Duckett

A Battlefield Midwife - Anne Jameson Brooks tells the story of her great great grandmother, Ann Jameson, one of Newcastle's first registered midwives.

Andersons Yard and the follow-up article James Anderson and Son include photos and memories about this Cart Proprietors and Haulage company from Alf Brown, Hilda Trueman and Jim Anderson.

Growing up in Stepney Road - by Hilda Storey - using family photos and research to present a personal account of this area in the 1950s and 60s

Grearsons Stables - based on the memories of Rita and Nancy Grearson of the business Grearson Cart Proprietors and growing up at 3 Stepney Road

The Chain Horse Driver - Jackie Martin's memories of his early working life as a chain horse lad, providing the extra pulling power to get heavily laden carts up hill.

Stepney Bank Stables - a short history of stables and haulage in Ouseburn continuing now with the new role of Stepney Bank Stables

Early days on the Riverside - James Alder remembers playing, exploring and drawing on the Quayside

Canon Bernard East - by Joan Telford - vicar of Saint Ann's Church from 1892 -1928 he worked tirelessly to help the poor of the area, including establishing a soup kitchen. This also includes details of his friend Henry Todd who was organist and music leader at the church for 54 years.

J Jones Fish and Chips - by Mike Greatbatch - a short article about the shops on Gibson Street and Crawhall Road

The Ouseburn Valley Homing Society - photos and memories of Joe Cambell about keeping and racing pigeons in the area.

Growing up in The Cumberland Arms and Jocker Wood - Ellen Petch remembers growing up in The Cumberland Arms where her Father was the publican. Her grandfather Jocker Wood owned this and two other pubs and was an all-round sportsman and champion quoits player.

Imperial Cottage and the Muras Family - by Joan Telford - based on family photos a letter from her grandfather who was living in Imperial Cottage on Foundry Lane to his son in Sheffield

Tyne Street - the story of one of the oldest roads in East Newcastle, based on Brian Laws illustrated report

Life in Tyne Street - Lily Smith remembers her early life in Tyne Street in the 1920s, and her father's work on the quayside.

Mill Yard - Betty Joyce was interviewed by Mike Greatbatch about her memories of Mill Yard at the top of Stepney Bank where she was born in 1910. 

Wherries on the Ouseburn memories of George Hill who grew up on Tyne Street including the wherries delivering on the Ouseburn

The Ship Inn by Mel Deighton - the history of The Ship Inn and the neighbourhood.

The Butter Boat Men - George Scott remembers his grandfather and uncles working on the docks unloading the 'butter boats' from scandinavia

Potts Coal Merchant on Lime Street - memories and photos from May Todd about her early years living above the coal depot at 3-5 Lime Street

Millers Hill to Ypres Salient - by Mike Greatbatch - an article seeking more details about Millers Hill where Brian Grieves' grandfather George Grieves lived before going to fight in the first world war. Brian's completed research can be seen on the One Time One Place website.