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Finding out who lived 'here' at a given time?

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Michael Report 25 Jan 2013 23:24

Can anyone tell me how I can findout who was the blacksmith at the Gingling Gate public house Westerhope around 1930s to 1940s? :-S

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 25 Jan 2013 23:38

You could try phoning the pub (I think you'll find it's the Jingling Gate) and see if the current landlord knows anything of its history. Or the landlord may know a pub regular who is a local historian, there's usually someone in the locality who knows all sorts of stuff.

You could try googling, it's surprising what comes up, there's a nice old photo of it here for example -.


jax Report 25 Jan 2013 23:50

Hi Michael

What do you mean by "Who was the blacksmith" ?


Mauatthecoast Report 26 Jan 2013 00:21

Here's a good link for you Michael,hope it helps..
...think it became Jingling Gate pub in 1938...not sure if it's still standing,but I remember going for a meal there in the seventies.

..btw Gingling Gate was it's original spelling when it was a smithy.


edit; just checked for you and yes pub appears to be still there :-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 26 Jan 2013 10:27

Someone else is also researching the Jingling Gate


Mauatthecoast Report 26 Jan 2013 10:53

Just had to come back to thread to see if any results......good

call Wendy,someone on rootsweb with family connections :-D

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 26 Jan 2013 11:12

Maureen I love a challenge..

Kelly's Trade Directory for Newcastle 1914

The Jingling Gate. Mrs J Davidson, West Whorlton, Newcastle.

Another Internet site said that the Jingling Gate was once considered to be in Whorlton as it was on the border with Westerhope.

Too early I know but have you got a name in mind Michael, it just may have been passed down through the family at some point. :-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 26 Jan 2013 12:13 Presumably the brewery that owns it and you can contact them for info. I guess they mean that to be current information but they may be able to pass you to another department in the Greene King organisation who can help you.