Discover Wallsend On Tyneside

Wallsend is a historic town in the borough of North Tyneside on the banks of the river Tyne built at the North Eastern end of Emperor Hadrian’s Roman Wall. 

Progress in the ongoing redevelopment of Wallsend is continuing with the proposed redevelopment of the Wallsend shopping precinct in the town centre which includes the demolition of Hedley court as well as the restoration and building work now being carried out at Richardson Dees Park, which will be followed by a massive amount of work to be carried out on the Wallsend Hall Grounds.

This follows the fairly recent demolition and rebuilding of Burn Closes Bridge, which links the communities of Holy Cross, Rosehill & Howdon to Wallsend town centre, along with the multi-million pound Wallsend swimming pool.

The ongoing regeneration of Battle Hill shopping precinct as well as the building of a second Tyne tunnel and the refurbishment of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel in Willington Quay, Wallsend are visible signs of the significant amount of money being spent on the further development of the town.

Though this progress seems slow to some Wallsender’s, a vast amount of new money has already being earmarked to be spent on the town and its suburbs.

The towns historic name Segedunum which translates to “strong fort” is visible on many of the town’s various road signs and the plans for the future will hopefully mean the Wallsend communities continue to stabilise & thrive well into the future.

Our mixture of articles, links, comments, photo’s, slide-shows and videos will help to keep you informed and up to date with the latest important news and events in the Latest News & Events section where you can view regularly updated news and events from in and around the town of Wallsend in North Tyneside.

Individual Photo’s of Wallsend can be found at the links below.

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  1. Janine Jordan

    The statue originally stood by the now iceland area, when the forum was an open air site. It’s official name is “Market woman” and is by the artist Hans Schwartz, installed in 1965 and moved when the site was later regenerated.

    1. The Tynesider

      Thanks Janine :)

  2. The Tynesider

    On behalf of Margaret I. McDoanld … can anyone tell us who designed/made the stained glass windows in the Town Hall please? … ( original comment was asked at http://wallsendtown.co.uk/2012-wallsend-council-elections-results/imag0038-1/ )

    1. The Tynesider

      I don’t know is the answer, hopefully one of our visitors can answer it for you :)

      You may like to know that a Warden guided tour of the Wallsend Town Hall detailing the history and operation of the civic duties & history of the town hall buildings, including the old Wallsend baths, police court and fire station is set to be held on Friday 13th September at 1000, 1100, 1300 & 1400 … http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/town/Wallsend#sthash.ZXElI5gL.dpuf

  3. Clare Howland

    Hi, can any-one tell me about the statue outside the Anson of the Lady with basket on her head thanks

  4. Margaret Graham

    Looking for old photos from 1960 onwards, I am now living in Halifax and would like to see old photos from when I lived in Howdon. I went to Hadrian School.

    ADMIN: You could check out the Wallsend Photo Gallery, loads of Wallsend photos there :)

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