Postcards of Monkseaton
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Postcard The Mission House Monkseaton

Photograph Monkseaton Mission House 2009
Postcard showing "The Mission House" on Front Street, Monkseaton. Published by Ruddock Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne.   Exact posting date unknown but Edward VII stamp suggests 1901-1910.  Who was the child leaning on the fence?

Photograph taken from similar postion in February 2009.  The building now houses Monkseaton Methodist Church.  The cannons have gone and at some stage an extension was added to the entrance.  The saplings shown on the postcard are now fully grown trees.
Postcard Monkseaton Church Institute

Photograph Monkseaton Church Institute
Another postcard of the mission building but here called the "Church Institute and viewed from the West.  Published in the Auty series.  Postmarked Liverpool, October 16th., 1908.  According to the sender, Monkseaton was "another suburb of North Shields."

Photograph taken in September 2008 from similar viewpoint.
Postcard The Villas Monkseaton

Photograph The Villas Monkseaton
Another card in the Auty series, this time of "The Villas" in Monkseaton.  Not postmarked but annotated in pencil "August 23rd., 1905.  The area in the left foreground is now part of the gardens of similar houses on the south side of the road.

Photograph from similar viewpoint taken in September 2008.  These houses turn out to be on the North side of what is now Marine Avenue. Not sure if they are still known as "The Villas". Now mostly hidden by trees.
Postcard Monkseaton Village

Photograph Monkseaton Village 2009
Postcard of Monkseaton Village postmarked Corbridge Sorting Office, October 26th., 1916.  The building on the left is the old brewery, the long building in the distance is the old railway station, which was moved to the current site in 1915.  The next building is now the Lawns Rest Home and the buildiings on the right are now shops.  My thanks to Charlie Steel for this information (see links web page).

This photograph, taken in February 2009, is from approximately the same position as the card.  Many of the buildings depicted in the card are now gone.  The Lawns Rest Home is unfortunately hidded behind a later building. It is difficult to tell if the buildings on the right are the same ones as in the postcard.
Postcard of Bygate Farm Monkseaton

Photograph Bygate Road Monkseaton
A postcard of Bygate Farm, Monkseaton, published in the Auty Series, by G.H. N/C, date unknown but appears to be early 20th century.

A photograph taken in April 2009, on what is now Bygate Road, Monkseaton which appears to be from the same location
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