77 Years Ago Tonight

77 Years Ago Tonight

This from our friend Terry Wilkinson: On this night, 77 years ago, my great grandfather’s lemonade factory in North Shields was hit by a bomb from a lone German raider. The three-storey premises were destroyed. The bottling machinery fell to the air raid shelter...
Tonight…76 Years Ago.

Tonight…76 Years Ago.

Shortly before midnight on Saturday 3 May 1941 a lone German nuisance raider dropped 4 bombs on the Tyneside town of North Shields.  Tragically,  the fourth bomb scored a direct hit on Wilkinson’s lemonade factory. The Public Air Raid Shelter in the building’s...
Mapping The Disaster

Mapping The Disaster

Over the next month or so I’ll be re-working some of the Google maps on the site to incorporate more meaningful markers, text explanations and where possible, images. CodeCabin_ have kindly allowed free use of their pro WP GoogleMaps plugin which will enable...
Leslie Alwin Wilkinson – RIP

Leslie Alwin Wilkinson – RIP

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Leslie (Les) Alwin Wilkinson (27/4/1924-21/8/2016) aged 92. Les was the father of Terry Wilkinson, a regular contributor to this site and whom many of you will have met at the Remembrance event in May. Les was a...