September 2014


 'ASHTRAY ON A MOTOR BIKE' 'ASHTRAY ON A MOTOR BIKE' - The very unfinished Autobiography by Charles A. Foskett The autobiography of Geordie musician, Charles Foskett, charts his course through [...]

Synopsis of book chapters

CHAPTER 1 Tin Baths and Gas Masks Vivid memories of early childhood in the north east of England during the 1950’s. Charles draws pictures of extended family life, which could almost be described as Victorian, [...]

August 2014

Tin Baths and Gas Masks

Caroline Street – Photograph taken in the 1960’s from Armstrong Road March 1949 - 1953 - I lived at 24 Caroline Street with my mother and grandparents in a big back to back [...]

July 2014

From the Pit Pond to Todd’s Nook

274 Hamilton Street, Fenham. My new school was to be this big foreboding Victorian building that had turned black over the century with northern bad weather and no doubt being surrounded by chimneys belching out [...]

June 2014

May 2014

Greta’s hole

One Saturday evening, The Howlin’ Blues were booked to play at the Gateshead Y. M. C. A. dance, a monthly event which included as many Y. W’s as Y. M’s. As for how many C’s [...]