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Photo of Howard Street Christmas lights 2022

The North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project has delivered a four-year programme of physical improvements, community and cultural activities focussing on Howard Street and Northumberland Square.  This area was originally developed in the 19th Century and contains some of North Shields’ most elegant buildings and public spaces.  It also has rich history as the commercial centre of the town and the focus for many events, including the annual Procession of Witness every Good Friday.

While the workmen have been carrying out the physical changes in the HAZ area, Remembering the Past’s team of volunteers have been busy collecting stories from North Shields residents past and present about what the area means to local people.  We are now pleased to be able to share these stories with you on our website and hope you will enjoy reading them.  Maybe they will trigger your own memories of the area.  You can access them via our project page by following this link Heritage Action Zone – Remembering the Past

If these memories bring  back your own memories that you would like to  share then you can do so using our contact page Contact Us – Remembering the Past