North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
North Tyneside is an area of very great diversity in character. The geographical make-up of the area ranges from the coastal areas of Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, and Tynemouth in the east to the suburbs of Killingworth New Town in the west, and from the heavily industrialised riverside towns of Wallsend and North shields in the south to the scattered former mining villages of and isolated agricultural areas in the north, such as Backworth and Earsdon.
The more recent history of North Tyneside is largely the story of shipping and coal mining. During the years of the industrial revolution, North Tyneside gave the world a clear lead in several fields, but two of these deserve special mention. They are the locomotion and steam turbine. The men whose names are forever linked with these developments are George Stephenson and Sir Charles Parsons. Stephenson was an Engineer at the old Killingworth Colliery and developed his first locomotives here for hauling coal down to the staithes at Wallsend for shipment. Stephenson’s Cottage still stands on Great Lime Road in Forest Hall and the Sun Dial carved from stone by George and his equally famous son Robert, still counts the hours above the front door. Killingworth Village is close at hand and is one of twelve conservation areas designated by the Borough so that they remain as part of the North Tyneside heritage for future generations. However written history goes back to the time when the Roman invaders fixed the Tyne as the northern most frontier of their might empire. At Wallsend they built a camp called Segedunum, and from this point Emperor Hadrian’s Wall stretched westward across the country to the Solway. Segedunum was an important military station, covering a four acre site close to where the Swan Hunters Shipyard now stands. It was here the Romans landed grain and other supplies for troops along the Wall. An area of the fort has been exposed and shares the site with an award winning museum and interpretation centre. It also enjoys World Heritage site status.
HomeCareDirect are pleased to have been working in this wonderful area for over 10 year and continue to work closely with the council and local health services to provide personalised care at home services to the people of North Tyneside. If you’d like to find out how we can help you please get in touch to see how we can help organise your care at home or arrange a care needs assessment from the council on your behalf.