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South Marine Park, South Shields

Memories, recollections and stories of growing up in and around South Marine Park, South Shields.

Marjory Woodmass recalls the illuminations - a grand display of lights music and fireworks held in the park in 1938.

Alice Walton recalls the Bandstand erected in 1904.

Grace Rowe talks about visiting the park with her family and friends as a child.

Derick Hutchinson talks about the parachute mine that landed in the park during the night of 25th April 1941.

Vera Beaty talks of the park during the Second World War and the missing railings....

Marjory Woodmass remembers 'Dig for Victory' and the effect it had on the park.

Alice Horton reminisces about romantic walks in the park.

Alice Walton talks of family days out in the park and having to wear her 'Sunday best'.

John describes the staffing structure at the park.

Dave recalls the spectacular beds of Viola's in the park.

Susan Petch talks of going to the park in her school holidays and of her father who ran the rowing boats on the lake.