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Seaside Holiday in the Past

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All of the land in the area, including the beach was owned by the Duke of Northumberland and even the parks were provided by him. That is where Northumberland Park gets its name from. Victorians loved to be entertained and with the advent of Bank Holidays, workers were able to get away on the train for breaks at the coast. In 1962, Tynemouth Corporation (that was the council) leased the beach from the Duke, so seaside amusements sprung up, on and around the beaches. Northumberland Park.

 

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