We live in a rapidly changing world, far removed it seems from the one I grew up in. Now, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, particularly when you consider the advances made in technology and medicine over the past few decades, but I do have fond memories of what seemed like a simpler life when I was young. So, if you ever hanker for times gone by, then you’ll no doubt be interested to learn that our local history writer, Charlie Steel, is publishing a the first volume of a detailed history of Monkseaton Village in the next few weeks. If you enjoy Charlie’s articles then I’m sure you’ll enjoy his book, and you can even get hold of a signed copy if you can make it to one of his launch sessions – see here for more information.
As a committed ‘foodie’ in a family of food lovers, I’m looking forward to the first Tynemouth Food Festival which takes place on the weekend of 12th and 13th May. It promises to be a great event, with lots to see and do, and you can find out more about it in Katherine Wildman’s article here.
Turning now to music, my husband Mark and I really enjoyed an excellent recent performance by Tynemouth Choral Society, so I can heartily recommend their Diamond Jubilee Concert which is taking place on the 19th May at King’s school in Tynemouth (see the What’s On entry on our community page here). (And on the subject of the Jubilee, amongst all the changes during my lifetime there’s one thing that has remained constant – we still have our Queen!).
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by Carol Robinson