Special Collections


Selected Collection - The Elsie Wilkinson Collection - Life in New York

Elsie Wilkinson was born in 1922 in New York, then part of Northumberland, now part of North Tyneside. Apart from a few short years at the beginning of her married life when the family stayed with her sister in Earsdon, Elsie has always lived in or very near to New York village. Elsie’s memories are a valuable record of life in the village in the first half of the 20th century and tell of a busy, thriving village very different to that of today.

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 School Memories in New York.
 Childhood memories of living in New York.
 Shops and Farms in New York village.
 Jobs and family.