Next, past and future

Graham Soult

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  1. Richard Jennings says:

    Thank you to everyone who has posted information about Wilson & Carter. My mother has been fascinated by all that you have posted though still doubts (at 86yo) of finding anyone still alive from when she was there. All the people we’ve tried to contact have died in the last couple of years. Still, it revived many memories and I am very grateful.

  2. Richard Jennings says:

    Found this site by accident – really interesting! Have you got anything on Wilson & Carter’s that used to be at the top of Northumberland Street (where Alliance & Leicester/Santander is now)? My mother used to work there in the 1940s and I’d love to find some pics – Newcastle Library can’t help

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