by Charlie Steel
Local author Charlie Steel continues his history of Monkseaton with this new book.
As well as the history of local schools, churches and streets, one of Monkseaton’s adopted sons, Bobby Thompson is also featured. The legendary Geordie comedian came to live in Monkseaton and was well known in the area.
Also in the book is a section on the damage inflicted by Second World War air raids as well as some of the hidden history of the area that Charlie has discovered in its streets. There is also a section on crime in the area.
Over 200 illustrations of photographs, drawings, adverts and maps.