Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea NE64 6AA
cards, Stationery, pamphlets and books on local interest.
The well stocked shop also sells many pictures of local scenes
by local artists.
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.
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.
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
has a good knowledge of what the local population require
and will often know who to expect in for up-coming birthdays
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.
of local scenes by Ron Freeman of Newark
photos by Michael Goonan
- A selection
of six distinctive Christmas cards featuring scenes of "old
Newbiggin" by David Cobbledick
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.