by Kathleen Harrison
Gateshead-born Kathleen Harrison writes about her memories of being brought up in the 1950s. When the streets were full of children playing with skipping ropes, two balls, marbles and their imagination. When you went to Saltwell Park with your jam sandwiches, a bottle of water and a fishing net. When being a townie meant going on holiday to the country … Ryton Willows. And when schooldays meant a visit from ‘Nitty Nora … the dicky explorer’.