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Seaside Holiday in the Past


A day out at the seaside, in the summer, was made as entertaining as possible by providing donkey, and later pony-rides along the shore, bicycle and tricycle exhibitions along Grand Parade and beautiful scenery created by flower beds on the banks; including rowing boats and model sail-boats on ornamental ponds in parks and gardens.

Parks were well cared for and flowerbeds were planned and themed so that the mayoral logo would grow into bloom each spring. The Park at Tynemouth had tennis courts, bowling greens, and a café for refreshments to enable people to play sport as well as sit or walk as required.

A sheltered outdoor paddling pool at Table Rocks in Whitley Bay must have been quite cold to swim in.

Tynemouth Park.

The Skating Rink, Tynemouth Plaza.


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