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. Ted Frobisher

    Can anyone tell me if Wallsend Boys’ Club is still open. I’ve been past the premises on Rheydt Avenue several times, but the gates are always closed, even during the summer holidays.

      1. Ted Frobisher

        Thanks for your reply. I have contacted the manager of the Boys’ Club who tells me that the Rheydt Avenue premises is a ‘training facility’ only. Further investigations seem to indicate that the club is no longer in existence the way it was in the old Station Road days.

        This is a great pity because the big attraction were the five a side leagues which allowed all grades of kids to partake in competitive sport, a great character builder and even better for keeping ‘kids off the streets’. There does not seem to be the facilities for five a side any more.

        When the Station Road club was knocked down, the Trustees said that the Rheydt Avenue site would allow all the facilities to be in the same place. This has not happened.

        It is puzzling why the new club (almost in Newcastle) was built when there are several buildings in Wallsend which would have served the purpose much better. Wallsend Library would have been ideal. The old Drill Hall, Town Hall, Fire Station, Buddle School and others would have saved the cost of a new building. Were these ever considered?

        I don’t think the kids in Wallsend have been given a very good deal. In the unlikely event of the Rheydt Avenue site ever providing a full programme of facilities including a five a side pitch, there’s no way on earth any parents are going to let their children head up to Bigges Main on a dark winter night. Bring Wallsend Boys’Club back to where it belongs—-Wallsend.

        1. The Tynesider

          I also heard (around the time of the old Wallsend boys club demolition) that the boys club trustees were discussing using the site or a site “nearby” to the boys club pitches at Bigges Main, for a new boys club run in the same way as the old one.

          Lets hope this is still being planned or “as you say” another boys club being set up in the Wallsend area.

  2. Ted Frobisher

    Can anyone tell me if there are any spiritualist churches in Wallsend, please?

    1. The Tynesider

      Yes – Wallsend Spiritualist Church is across the road from the Allen Memorial Methodist Church on Park Road in Wallsend.

      1. Ted Frobisher

        Many thanks.

  3. Ted Frobisher

    I’ve heard that the old Buddle School is to be reopened as training centre for young people. Could anyone confirm this, please?

  4. Ted Frobisher

    I’ve heard that the Council have had a request from a group of people who want to build a mosque in Wallsend. Is this true?

  5. Ted Frobisher

    Could anyone tell me if the Town Hall is still open, please.

  6. Janine Jordan

    The statue (of the woman with the basket) 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 :)

  7. 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

  8. Clare Howland

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

  9. 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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