• When I went through the Time Tunnel

    When I went through the Time Tunnel

    My parents were great believers in the Sunday family trip out. They both had connections to towns on the River Tyne in the northeast of England, so imagine my delight when my dad announced we were going to go through the Time Tunnel. That had been my favourite show on TV for a while. At…

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  • That Big Old River

    That Big Old River

    I always liked this song by Jimmy Nail. It reminds me so much of my younger days living in Wallsend on the north side of the River Tyne. You couldn’t move in Wallsend without some sort of connection to the river. In you couldn’t see it, you could hear the traffic moving along it. It…

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