Hebburn (England) Reviews
Newest Review: ... buildings left over from the 1800s Tharsis Copper Works & bare scrub land that once had the Chemical Works standing on it. The beautiful area you see today was a dirty filthy place when I was young but us kids still enjoyed playing there. Hebburn didn't have one Pit, it had three 'A' Pit,'B' Pit & 'C' Pit. We also had Ship building, ship repairing,large electrical switchgear manufacturer Reyrolles, plus lots of other engineering & electrical companies which are now all gone. We also had 4 Lakes adjacent to our local Park where people strolled on warm summer nights. There was lots of wild life around these lakes & c... more
Customer Hebburn (England) Reviews (3)
by Norman Dunn - written on 26/06/09
I was born in Hebburn during world war 2 and find your review very interesting. When I was young the riverside park you speak about was the local rubbish tips with all the smoke, rats & filth it brought. There were also derelict buildings left over from the 1800s Tharsis Copper Works & bare scrub land that once had the Chemical Works standing on it. The beautiful area you see today was a dirty filthy place when I was young but us kids still enjoyed playing there. Hebburn didn't have one Pit, it had three 'A' Pit,'B' Pit & 'C' Pit. We also had Ship building, ship repairing,large electrical switchgear manufacturer Reyrolles, plus lots of other ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/11/01, updated on 16/11/01 (Very useful, 1296 readings)
Approximately six miles from Newcastle on the south bank of the River Tyne lies the small town of Hebburn. The first mention of Hebburn in history dates back to the 8th Century when it was described as a settlement of fishermen’s huts that were burnt down by invading Vikings and the area seemed to have been given over to agriculture until the 1790’s. Coal mining was the first non-agricultural industry to be introduced to Hebburn and in 1794 Hebburn Colliery was fully operational, it was in this coal mine that Sir Humphrey Davy tested his safety lamp; the colliery closed in 1931. The warship HMS Kelly was built at the Hawthorn Leslie shipyard in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/12/00, updated on 24/11/04
Hebburn. No-one's heard of it, unless they live there. No-one likes it, especially if they live there. Famous for - well, nothing, Hebburn qualifies as the dullest town in the North. As I see it, Hebburn has three problems: unemployment, location and charvas. Unemployment: Hebburn was once a busy, happy shipbuilding town. The many shipyards employed many workers. When the shipyards all closed down, partially due to competition, partly due to the government not wanting them there, thousands were made redundant. Unemployment was high, crime was rife, and poverty was a way of life. No rich people lived in Hebburn. Rich people could afford to live in ... Read the complete review
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