Monday, February 16, 2015

A bit of family history whilst campaigning

Wallace Avenue in Whickham is a small street of just 4 houses but it is linked to my family history. It was named after my great grandfather Henry Wallace who was the first chairman of Whickham Urban District Council back in the late 1890s. He was also the first county councillor for Whickham on Durham County, back in 1889. There is another street named after him in Dunston though it is outside Blaydon constituency. Anyway, Kevin McClurey and I decided to have an impromptu photo call at the entrance to Wallace Avenue on Sunday afternoon whilst campaigning. One for the campaign photo album.

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