Islands of England – North East and Yorkshire
By Geoffrey Berriman
This book, which is the first in a series of six about the islands of England, covers islands in the North East and Yorkshire. The author has travelled widely to visit or see and also research into the history of many different types of island; mention is therefore made of inland islands as well as coastal islands. Some former islands, which have now disappeared, are also included.
The book is well illustrated with photographs and both modern and historic maps.
Islands of England – The North West
This book, which covers the North West, is the second in a series of six about the islands of England. The author has travelled widely to visit or see many islands; he has also carried out a considerable amount of research into their history. In addition to coastal islands and inland islands, mention is made of former islands which have now disappeared.
The book is well illustrated with photographs and maps.
North East Life in the 1960s
by Andrew Clark & Sharyn Taylor
‘North East Life in the 1960s’ recalls a memorable decade – thought by many to be one of the most exciting periods in our history. The music scene had everything from Beatlemania, to local lads in The Animals achieving worldwide success and some of the great artists coming to the North East. The night scene was vibrant with clubs such as the La Dolce Vita in Newcastle where Tom Jones, at the height of his fame, appeared in 1966. Also in that year there was the greatest day in English football when England won the World Cup at Wembley and had in the team Bobby and Jackie Charlton from Ashington. Other memories include 1960s fashion, work, schooldays, entertainment, holidays and jazz bands.
North East Life in the 1970s
By Andrew Clark & Sharyn Taylor
‘North East Life in the 1970s’ features many local events, people and stories. The music scene had artists such as Geordie, Lindisfarne, Alan Price, Bryan Ferry and Sting. On television people enjoyed Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads and When The Boat Comes In. The region’s industrial past is recalled with shipbuilding and mining as well as industrial action that led to power cuts. Flares and other 70s fashions are remembered. There were also the memorable cup runs of our football teams – Sunderland, Newcastle and Blyth Spartans.
North East Life in the 1980s
by Andrew Clark & Sharyn Taylor
In ‘North East Life in the 1980s’ the authors share their memories of fashions; early computers and video recorders; popular toys and games; happy times at Metroland; first holidays abroad and concerts at Newcastle City Hall. The decade saw many new developments in the region such as the opening of the Metro transport system, the MetroCentre and Nissan’s car factory. Also featured in the book is the music of the 1980s as well as television shows and films set in the North East such as the hugely popular TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. There were also many other days to remember such as the Tuxedo Princess floating nightclub coming to the Tyne and the biggest musicians in the world playing at St James’ Park, Roker Park and Gateshead Stadium.