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Offline DaveyB

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 29 September 12 10:46 BST (UK) »
Hi just to let you know I was from Gordon square in Wallsend, it was pull down in the mid 70's for fear it would collapse & not the mid 60's as some one said earlier.

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 30 September 12 02:17 BST (UK) »
Gordon Square was still in existence in the early seventies when I still lived in Wallsend. It was a square of flats with a central courtyard and it filled the block formed by John Street, Elton Street, David Street and Equitable Street. According to the "old maps" website, it was built sometime between 1916 and 1937, ie. it doesn't appear on the 1916 map but does on the 1937 map. From memory, the flats were three or four stories and had elevated walkways between the blocks. It had a reputation for "hardness" (you wouldn't mess with lads from Gordon Square).
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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 04 October 12 09:13 BST (UK) »
Hello Skida. 

Thank you for the reply.  I think that it is this sort of information that Pat is interested in.

I'll let her know.
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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #12 on: Monday 24 August 15 11:33 BST (UK) »
Only know it has been pulled down, my grandparents lived there used to visit every year on holiday absolutely loved it.
John

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #13 on: Friday 29 April 16 09:58 BST (UK) »
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Jusr ri cofirm gordon Square was pulled down in the early to mid 70"s. I lived there untill I was 8yrs old and found it to be a warn family enviroment to live in

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #14 on: Friday 29 April 16 11:48 BST (UK) »
You can see Gordon Square on the 1968-1973 map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/429650/566460/13/101329 you will have to zoom out if you don't have a subscription. It was in the square bounded by Equitable Street- Elton Street East, John Street and David Street, https://goo.gl/maps/1eBDMfFSNgJ2

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #15 on: Friday 04 August 17 01:41 BST (UK) »
Hi, I lived in Gordon from birth in 1956 until I was about 18, my mother was the caretaker for most of that time, my brother, sister and me used to sweep the square every day before going to school. I believe it was originally built for polish ship workers. There was a catholic school op posit.

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Re: Gordon Square Wallsend
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 22 October 17 13:49 BST (UK) »
Hello TomWaters and all who have contributed to this post.  I started the enquiry some years ago now.  My friend Pat is a keen amateur fiction writer and was writing a fiction book about Gordon Square hence the enquiry.  I have’nt seen her for a year or more now but again thank you for the input.
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SCOTLAND
KBC interests - Murray and Shaw: Blacklock and Kirkland.
DMS interests - as KBC.

ENGLAND
Northumberland
Murray: > 1920 in Longbenton/Forest Hall; Howick 1920's
Elliott: North Nbld 1800's
Straughan/Straphen: North Nbld 1800's and 1910's/1920's Craster.
Henderson(nee Elliott)/Brodie Haydon Bridge 1900's
Bell (nee Elliott) Christon Bank/Embleton 1900's

IRELAND
County Mayo
Mills: Erris Head and Gortmellia
Mullarky: as same
Ginnelly: as same