The next Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian book market will take place on Sunday 19th August, 10-4 pm. I will be sharing my stall with Polly Bird, a local book binder who has trained under master bookbinder Derek Bradford of the Lit and Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne.
As usual the market will take place within the now fully restored, 130 year old metro station which is worth coming along to see on its own. But don’t just take my opinion, even the Guardian recently praised the beautiful station and the success of its restoration. and Princess Anne also popped by for a Royal visit.
What the article doesn’t mention is that devoted locals and the Friends of Tynemouth Station group managed to pluck it from the hands of developers who wanted to replace the rusting Victorian structure with a large supermarket. The station not only now stands as a listed building but also as a testament to what a community can achieve.