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Tyneside Family and Community History.

This web page is part of the Tyneside Family and Community web site. The site is a history of colliery villages in the North East of England, in particular the area of Weetslade in Northumberland in the 19th Century. Pages on the site include Migration, Irish, Housing, Education and Work. There are many surnames included in the pages, which may be of interest to family historians.

Also include is my own personal family tree interests the surnames:- KANE, WAKE and DINNING.

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This site was created June, 1999 and is maintained by D.J.Kane, Dip. Eur. Hum. (Open)

WAKE, South Shields/Whitley Bay.

Ernest WAKE born 11/3/1882, son of James WAKE and Elizabeth nee MOSS

Lived at 4 Tennant Street, New Town, Hebburn. Ernest Wake served with the Northumberland Fusiliers during WW1.(Photograph)


Whitley Bay Guardian, Friday, August 16, 1963

Former factory owner dies

Mr Ernest Wake, a local business man in the leather trade for almost 40 years, died at his home in Grasmere crescent, Whitley Bay at the weekend. Aged 81 Mr. Wake leaves a widow, six sons and two daughters. After serving in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers during the 1914 18 war, he bought a shoe repairing factory in Whitley Bay. In 1939, he started a leather fancy goods shop in Park Avenue, A few years ago, he sold his shoe repair factory, but kept on the shop. Mr Wake had been in poor health for more than a year. A service was held at Whitley Bay Cemetery on Wednesday. Among those present was his brother 94-year-old Mr. James Wake from Sunderland.

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This site was created May, 1999 and is maintained by D.J.Kane, Dip. Eur. Hum. (Open)