|A Walk Through Time in Newbiggin
is a newly released DVD produced by George Sanders. It takes us on a walk from the Old Railway Station down Front Street to the Golf Club and back along the Promenade giving a potted history of the village en route and comparing historical footage with the modern day equivalents.
The original music is by George's son, Geoffrey and the narration is by George's wife, Jean. It lasts twenty-seven minutes and is well worth seeing!
Copies are available from Trinkets, Treats & Treasures priced £7.00. All profits from sales will go to send shoe boxes filled with Christmas gifts to children in Third World countries through The Samaritan's Purse Charity.
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People's History - Newbiggin by the Sea
£9.99 Published by The People's History Ltd
ISBN 1 902527 86 0
has a history which links up this district with kings and
princes and old wars. Although the records of the great and
good may have been religiously preserved, the recognition
of the necessity for recording the activities of what were
considered the less important groups of people did not come
well illustrated book examines the origins out of which this
strange blending of fishing community, colliery village and
one-time holiday resort have grown.
from Trinkets,Treats & Treasures, Front Street, Newbiggin or direct from Mike Kirkup - contact Jason
Thompson for details of how to purchase.
- Sounds Northumbrian by Roy M. Hugman
£4.50 ISBN 9540108-1-7
writer and musician Roy Hugman has composed 15 new tunes in
the Northumbrian tradition suitable for players of all traditional
instruments, including the pipes, recorder, flute etc.
all have guitar chord accompaniments, and each is illustrated
with local photographs, and have a back story to the tune.
This book is lovingly produced, and of interest to musicians
and local enthusiasts alike. All proceeds from the sale of
Sounds Northumbrian go to St. Bartholemew's Church. To purchase
copies, contact the author on 0191 237 3483.
are a number of good books on the history of Newbiggin by
the Sea, but some are becoming increasingly hard to find.
Possibly the best pictorial history books are the Newbiggin
by the Sea in Old Picture Postcards - Vols 1 & 2 edited
by William Harrison (ISBN 90 288 4886 x / CIP & 90 288
3000 6 / CIP published in conjunction with Appleby's Book
Shop, Morpeth). At present, I believe Volume 1 is out of print
- but you might be lucky and pick up a second hand copy. Volume
2 is priced £7.99, and is available from Trinkets,Treats & Treasures, Front Street, Newbiggin.
excellent book is John Robinson's Newbiggin by the Sea
- a fishing community, published by Northumberland Library
(ISBN 1 874020 00 0). A real local history book, with a focus
on the fishing community within the village. Over 100 years
of fascinating photographs. As John, born and bred in Newbiggin
by the Sea readily admits, to be able to dedicate a book to
the people that he knows so well is the realisation of a lifetime's
love for the history of the town and it's traditions. Priced
£3.95, the book is available from Amazon and other book shops.
Godfrey Maps publish an interesting Newbiggin by the Sea
Ordnance Survey map, dating from 1896 (Northumberland
Sheet 65.10 - ISBN 0 85054 550 1). Not only is this fine reproduction
of the original map, but on the reverse is a detailed account
of the life in the village in that year, including a comprehensive
list of trades and professions, and the addresses of all business
premises. Available for £3.95, along with many other
North East historical maps, from Alan Godfrey Maps, 57 Spoor
Street, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9BD.
known local writer and historian Mike Kirkup's book, Through
the Needle's Eye, takes its name from the once visible
passageway through a rocky outcrop to the south end of the
bay. Mike describes the book as a 'series of snapshots in
time, and it contains accounts of notable incidents and events
in the village's past, as well as numerous photographs and
press cuttings. Priced £5.00, available from Norma @Margaret's Card Shop.
important book, now almost impossible to find, is Newbiggin's
Democracy, published in 1913 by the pioneers of the co-operative
society. If anyone knows of other books dealing directly or
in part with the history of Newbiggin by the Sea, please contact Jason Thompson.
A range of 12 historic keyrings is available from local shops,
featuring photographs of old Newbiggin, including a 1905 picture
of the Wesleyan Church, and Victorian children playing on
the beach in front of the Church Point. Modern keyrings are
also available, showing the cobles and main street.
Featuring modern day photographs of the bay, coble yard, church
point and other parts of our lovely village. £2.50 each
from Trinkets,Treats & Treasures, Front Street, Newbiggin