Tyne and Wear HER(6888): Westerhope, Runnymede - Details
Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Joseph Wakinshaw, estate founder and initiator of the Northern Allotment Society (see HER 6879), lived here until 1923. The house was then occupied by his brother William, a Methodist minister and temperence advocate. Despite opposition, it became a pub in 1938. This was replaced by a new public house also called Runnymede in 1964. Now the site of a supermarket.
<< HER 6888 >> Ordnance Survey first edition map, 1850; J.T. Allison and A.D. Walton, 1989, Bygone Westerhope, 4; Bennison, B, 1998, Lost Weekends, A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Vol 3, The West