Latest Wallsend Fire Station To Be Closed

Wallsend Fire Station, Hadrian Road, Wallsend

Wallsend Fire Station, Hadrian Road, Wallsend

Tyne & Wear Fire chiefs have agreed to cuts that will see the loss of any fire station in Wallsend.

The decision to close the latest Wallsend Fire Station, which was only opened in 1989 to replace the Fire station on Lawson street,Wallsend, comes as Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service faces making cuts of over £5 million pounds.

Emergencies currently covered by the current and fairly modern Fire station on Hadrian Road near Willington Quay in Wallsend will eventually covered by a new station to be built in Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne.


Tyne & Wear Chief Fire Officer Tom Capeling is quoted as saying 


The proposals will be introduced in a safe and progressive manner to ensure we are not endangering anyone’s lives.]

Wallsend Fire Station in the 1980's

Wallsend Fire Station in the 1980’s

Wallsend Heritage Week Highlights

Wallsend heritage week highlights include some of Tyneside’s most historic places and offer the opportunity to view some historic gems.


In recent year these have included:



Parish Church of St Mary the VirginParish Church of St Mary the Virgin, 67 Churchill Street, High Howdon, Wallsend

A lovely Victorian Church containing unique stained glass windows that incorporate photographic images of Mary Burn and her daughter Mary Barbara. Includes beautiful millennium Stained Glass windows. Refreshments available. Historical information and quiz, interpretation of the church and local area.



Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend

Free admission to the museum and site. On Saturday and Sunday a guided tours of the fort and section of Hadrian’s Wall, lasting approx 1 hour will be available.

There will also be a final opportunity to see “The Backworth Hoard”, exhibition which includes artefacts from the Hoard.



St Lukes Church, Wallsend Pic 4St Luke’s Church, Frank Street, Wallsend

St Luke’s contains a reordered Irish stained glass window in memory of World War I. One of the finest examples in Europe designed by Wilhelmina Geddes of Dublin.

Volunteers are sometimes on hand to answer questions and highlight notable features of the church and its history.




St Peter’s Church, Church Bank, Wallsend

St Peter’s has many important features, including the largest collection of Irish stained glass in the country, the Angel nave ceiling and memorials to local mining disasters.

Church records date back to the 17th century as well as a 16th century nonsuch chest. are situated there.



Wallsend HallWallsend Hall (Formerly Civic Hall) The Green, Wallsend

The stunning Grade II listed Wallsend Hall is home to the fabulous books, fantastic places exhibition recently exhibited at the BALTIC. You can also view pictures from the Council’s art collection, including landscapes, civic portraits, and other work, mostly from the Victorian era.

Notes: Ground floor only for wheelchairs & no lift.



Wallsend Local History Walk,  Wallsend

Local history trail include Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend’s Medieval Green and Holy Cross medieval church



Wallsend Masonic HallWallsend Masonic Hall, Hugh Street, Wallsend

This 1890s Masonic Hall is largely in its original condition, and recently refurbished.

Guided tours and an explanation of Freemasonry by Masons in full regalia are worth seeing especially for the display of Masonic artefacts.




Wallsend Memorial HallWallsend Memorial Hall, 10 Frank Street, Wallsend

Wallsend Memorial Hall, (constructed in 1870 and recently renovated) and learn about its history.




Wallsend Town Hall, High Street East, Wallsend

Wallsend Town Hall is an impressive building group which showed the pride and ambition of ‘new’ Wallsend in 1907. A Warden guided tour of the Wallsend Town Hall is always a highlight, detailing the history and operation of the civic duties and history of the town hall and outer buildings, including baths, police court and fire station.


We will try to keep you updated when the next heritage week takes place.

In the mean time check out our Wallsend photo gallery slideshows.

Churchill Community College 100 Percent Pass Rate

Churchill Community College WallsendChurchill Community College in Howdon, Wallsend is celebrating after maintaining its 100 per cent pass rate at A-level for it’s students, for the 6th year in a row.

Headteacher David Baldwin said his students have worked extremely hard to achieve an outstanding set of results and that the average point score per pupil is significantly above the national average, which will enable them to go onto a wide array of prestigious courses.

The Community College in North Tyneside, scored a perfect pass rate and the school celebrated its success with a special results party, which included balloons, banners & even a special photo booth so students could capture their special moment.