I RECEIVE my copy of The Northumbrian thanks to good friends in the UK who send me an annual subscription, and I was delighted to read the John Grundy article about Jesmond Dene (Issue 126).
It took me back to my childhood and all the fun we used to have there and in Paddy Freeman’s. There was also the time when my mother told my sister and I not to go to the park and she fell in the river; we were in a lot of trouble that day.
Then I turn a few pages and find an article on Craster. In my early 20s we used to go there for kippers which then cost fourpence a pair: the best in the world — how I miss them. I now live in Canada and look forward to my copies of The Northumbrian, an excellent magazine which reminds me of times and places gone by.