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Historical Account of Roker, 1894


Extract from: JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne ,Blyth,& Wansbeck; ALSO A GUIDE TO TYNEMOUTH, CULLERCOATS, WHITLEY, MONKSEATON, ST. MARY'S ISLE, HARTLEY, SEATON DELAVAL, BLYTH, NEWBIGGIN, WITH THE LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE COAST; AND A Glance Guide to Newcastle.

Roker is fast becoming the great resort of the Durham people; the Promenade and Park are deserving of the high praise which has been awarded them. The Corporation of Sunderland have, with commendable energy, spent a large sum of money to make Roker a pleasant resort, and the crowds which flock to it from the neighbouring collieries on a weekend is proof that the popular taste has been measured. The rocks about this point are honeycombed into caves and fantastic arches, which give quite a charm to the coast scenery.

Whitburn Village < Robinson, 1894 > Up the Tyne

Roker
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JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne , Blyth, & Wansbeck etc.
- JOHN ROBINSON (1894), ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO THE RIVERS Tyne ,Blyth,& Wansbeck; ALSO A GUIDE TO TYNEMOUTH, CULLERCOATS, WHITLEY, MONKSEATON, ST. MARY'S ISLE, HARTLEY, SEATON DELAVAL, BLYTH, NEWBIGGIN, WITH THE ...

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