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Welcome to Summerhill Books!

Summerhill Books is a North East publishing company specialising in local history.

Our aim is to produce high quality books that reflect the unique history of Tyneside, Northumberland and Durham. Titles include photographic histories of local communities, personal memoirs and books reflecting the great industries of the region.



Memories of Gateshead

Looking Back at Whickham

Islands of England – North East and Yorkshire

Whitley Bay Remembered Part Two – The Town by Charlie Steel

Gateshead Grand Houses Revisited


Ordering :
There are two ways to order a book from Summerhill Books

PayPal : On each page there is a link to a Paypal shopping basket. When you have added all the books you wish to purchase you can use the PayPal system to place your order.

Cheque : Send your name and address to the Summerhill Books address below with a list of the books you would like to purchase.
– Make cheques payable to Summerhill Books.

We are happy to answer any questions about our books. Please email Andrew Clark on and he will help with any questions.

Postage and packaging is FREE on all UK orders.
For overseas orders please email your order to and we will get back to you with a price including postage.

For further information or to pay by cheque contact Andrew Clark

Summerhill Books
PO Box 1210
NE99 4AH

Tel: 07971 859 401

Trade discount is available – email: