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96 Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea NE64 6AA
Telephone: 01670 817532

Sells cards, Stationery, pamphlets and books on local interest. The well stocked shop also sells many pictures of local scenes by local artists.

Margaret Emery worked for local post office looking after stationary and cards. She had a good grounding into what the local clientele wanted in the way of cards etc, so took the opportunity to set up her own business in 1985.

Margaret's f irst outlet was a small shop near the Piazza which she ran for 7 years and then moved to the present larger premises in 1993 to meet demands.

Customers always get a warm and friendly welcome. The shop especially looks forward to the holiday makers in the summer who call into get post cards, or local information booklets and tourist guides. Helping Margaret is Lisa, a very able, helpful and pleasant assistant

1Margaret has a good knowledge of what the local population require and will often know who to expect in for up-coming birthdays etc.

As well as selling cards as a specialist side line she sells quality prints and paintings of local scenes by local artists or artists who have been connected to Newbiggin.

  • Prints of local scenes by Ron Freeman of Newark
  • Large photos by Michael Goonan
  • A selection of six distinctive Christmas cards featuring scenes of "old Newbiggin" by David Cobbledick
  • The local magazine Creeful of Coals (nostalgic look at Newbiggin over the last century) by Mike Kirkup.


Margaret is married to David Emery, and they have lived in Newbiggin all their lives. They have 2 children, Alison, Martin, and 6 grand children. Margaret's father worked at Newbiggin colliery for 51 years.
David worked at Lynemouth colliery until the fire there forced him to move work at Newbiggin colliery. He is now retired.


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