The Newtown Shopping Area

Many thanks to Albert Phipps, who has compiled this impressive catalogue of the old fashioned shops we all used prior to the construction of the "Hebburn Hopping Centre" (or at least that's what the sign said for years). Please note, they are listed by steetname, but not necessarily in house number order.

Of course, most of the shops will have had other owners before or after the names shown here. For that reason it is impossible to constantly update this list.

Business Name Business Type House No. Street
Dann, W. Fried Fish Shop ? ? Charles Street
Higgins, Marie Shopkeeper 1 Charles Street
Gregg, Martha Shopkeeper 10 Glenn Street
Trustee Savngs Bank Bank ? Hall Road
McPherson, Ellen General Dealer 2 Park Road
Bell, Thomas General Dealer 13 Shamrock Street
Robertson, D Confectioner 2 Station Road
Barrett, W Barbers 6 Station Road
Craig, Alex & son Painter & Dec. 9 Station Road
McKay, John Billiard Saloon 10 Station Road
?? Auction Sale Room 10 Station Road
Salkells Dance School 10 Station Road
Trenholme, Maragaret General Dealer 11 Station Road
Harmer, Norman Fruit & Sweets 12 Station Road
Robertson, Joyce Haidresser 13 Station Road
Post Office   29 Station Road
Warburton, George Hardware Plumber 30 Station Road
Fusaro, Marino Ice Cream Shop 32 Station Road
Oake, Robert Painter & Decorator 34 Station Road
Earle, Ann News/Stationer 37 Station Road
Welch, Lewis Draper 37 Station Road
Langlands, Norman Butcher 40 Station Road
Hanlons Ltd Grocers 42 Station Road
London & Newcastle Tea Co. Grocers 44 Station Road
Walter Wilsons Grocers 50 Station Road
Loades, Mabel Confectioner 53 Station Road
Richies Cycle Shop 53/54? Station Road
Smith, John H Butchers 54 Station Road
Mallams Butchers 54 Station Road
Tallacks Draper 56 Station Road
Hudson, John B. Pharmacist 60 Station Road
Wilson, Alma Haidresser 61 Station Road
Shepherd, E. Ltd Drapers/Footwear 62 Station Road
Dagleas, J & Sons Iron Mongers 68 Station Road
Balls, Benjamin Cobbler 73 Station Road
Chisholm, S Bakers & Confectioners 76 Station Road
Tungate, John Green Grocer 78 Station Road
Utley, Thomas Dairyman 82 Station Road
Bentinck Conservative Club 86 Station Road
Falconer Bros Electrical ? Station Road
Hebburn Newtown W.M.C W.M.C 1 Tennant Street
Welch, John Painter & Decorator 6 Tennant Street
Stafford, "Lucys" Drapers 7 Tennant Street
Utley Miss Drapers 7 Tennant Street
Kirvan, Lucy Ladies Hairdresser 10 Tennant Street
?? Ladies Hairdresser 10 Tennant Street
Jackson, John T Butcher 11 Tennant Street
Byers, Gordon Greengrocer 12 Tennant Street
McHugh, Ellen Grocer 14 Tennant Street
Anderson, David Grocer 15 Tennant Street
  A.R.P Store During War 15 Tennant Street
  Upholsterer 15 Tennant Street
Atkinson, Edward Butcher 17 Tennant Street
Fusaro, Marius Ice Cream Shop 18 Tennant Street
Holt, Charles W. & Son Pork Butcher 19 Tennant Street
McDonnell, Rose Ann. General Dealer 21 Tennant Street
Hays, Joseph Green Grocer 22 Tennant Street
J&H Coop Butcher 23 Tennant Street
George, Mrs General Dealer 24 Tennant Street
Breeze, Mrs Wool Shop 24 Tennant Street
Perrys Dairy Grocer 25 Tennant Street
Flyne, Thomas Cobbler 26 Tennant Street
Brown, Ernest Chemist 27 Tennant Street
British Legion Club   28 Tennant Street
Ward, Joe Wm Drapers 29 Tennant Street
McCleans 2nd Hand Furniture 29 Tennant Street
Easton, Tom F. Bakers & Confectioners 31 Tennant Street
Fry, Bertie Bakers & Confectioners 31 Tennant Street
Bede Lending Library   32 Tennant Street
?? Plumbers Shop 32 Tennant Street
Garrow,Catherine General Dealer 38 Tennant Street
Turner, Sarah News Agents & General Dealers 41 Tennant Street
Halls News Agents & General Dealers 41 Tennant Street
Lobbins News Agents & General Dealers 41 Tennant Street
Richardson, Pop Cycle Dealer 42 Tennant Street
Horn, Charles & Son Grocers 43 Tennant Street
Lomans Optician 43 Tennant Street
Danby, Edward Green Grocer 44 Tennant Street
Davison, A.W Pawn Broker 46 Tennant Street
Allen, Sadie Draper 47 Tennant Street
Beals, W.M Cobbler 48 Tennant Street
Jackson, John T. Butcher 49 Tennant Street
Gustard, Thomas L. Pork Butcher 55 Tennant Street
Kelly, John T Fried Fish Shop 56 Tennant Street
Raine Fried Fish Shop 56 Tennant Street
Johnston, Isabella News Agents 58 Tennant Street
Weatherson, Adam Barbers 60 Tennant Street
Latimer Barbers 60 Tennant Street
Meikles Dairy & Grocers 63 Tennant Street
Harland, Joe Dairy & Grocers 63 Tennant Street
Barnes, John Fishmongers 65 Tennant Street
Fords Fishmongers 65 Tennant Street
J & H Coo-op Society Co-op Bakers & Confectioners 68 Tennant Street
J & H Coo-op Society Co-op Footwear 70 Tennant Street
J & H Coo-op Society Co-op Drapers 72 Tennant Street
Craney, M General Dealer 84 Tennant Street
J&H Coop Soc. Co-op GreenGrocery 85 Tennant Street
J&H Coop Soc. Co-op Grocers 87 Tennant Street
Jameson, R.P Grocers 121 Tennant Street
Distons General Dealers & News Agents 121 Tennant Street
?? General Dealers & News Agents 121 Tennant Street
Browns Toys, General Dealers etc ? Tennant Street
J&H Coop Chemist 1 Victoria Road East
Hudson, Sam News Stationer 2 Victoria Road East
Turnbull, Mary F. General Dealer 18 Victoria Road East
Herron, Elizabeth Hairdresser 18 Victoria Road East
Buchanan, James A General Dealer 28 Victoria Road East
Woodward, Ernest General Dealer 10 Victoria Road West
Gardener General Dealer 10 Victoria Road West
Oake, S&H House Agent 12+half Victoria Road West
Rennoldson, JH & HF Solicitors 14 Victoria Road West
Watson, John Barber 16 Victoria Road West
McDonald, Fred Barber 16 Victoria Road West
Gregory, Eric Seedsman 18 Victoria Road West
Phillips, Harry Surgeon 20 Victoria Road West
Nairn, John Florist 22 Victoria Road West
Tollich, Alfred Confectioner 24 Victoria Road West
White, John Greengrocer 32 Victoria Road West
Whitworths Fried Fish Shop 34 Victoria Road West
Nesbitt, Edward Fried Fish Shop 34 Victoria Road West
Robertson, Robert Confectioner 40 Victoria Road West
Fitzpatrick, John Cycle Dealer 42 Victoria Road West
Matthews, Tom Cycle Dealer 42 Victoria Road West
Curtis, Jane General Dealer 44 Victoria Road West
Rea, Doris Hairdresser 46 Victoria Road West
Davidson Sisters Hairdresser 46 Victoria Road West
Hall, C&W General Dealer 52 Victoria Road West
Christe, James K Dentist 54 Victoria Road West
Conway Gents Outfitter ? Victoria Road West
Meldrum Butcher ? Victoria Road West
McElwee, Catherine Milliner ? Victoria Road West
Forster, Wm. Watchmaker/Jeweller ? Victoria Road West
Tinklers
(later Alf Gibson's Electricals)
Music Shop ? Victoria Road West
Duncans Grocery ? Victoria Road West
L & N Tea Company Grocery ? Victoria Road West
Pringle Painting & Dect. ? Victoria Road West
Livingstone, Bertha General Dealer ? Whickham Ave.
Cooks Baby Clothes ? ?

Thanks also to Dave Lee who has added a few names and corrected some of my earlier errors

And to Mark Bush who did most of the transcription from Albert's original handwritten output.

Last Updated on 13/04/01