Tyne and Wear HER(13366): North Shields, Vicarage Street, No. 7 - Details
North Shields, Vicarage Street, No. 7
Robert Westall (1929-1993) was born here. He was a teacher, but his first published book 'The Machine Gunners' of 1975 won the Carnegie Medal. He wrote many other novels, often on the theme of war or the supernatural, and many reference places in North Shields.
North Tyneside Council and Nexus, North Shields Heritage Trail, board 16 'Famous Sons & Daughters'; http://openplaques.org/plaques/10781