What we know about the park.... to be edited............

 

It is A War Memorial  http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=11609

 

It once contained the area we now know as Whiteleas way and the Dutch bungalows , but not the north east corner section. this was added to the park when the houses and road were built. 

St Cuthberts Church. burned to the ground.moving to Quarry Lane .... http://southtynesideheritage.co.uk/st-mark-st-cuthbert-south-shields/

 

 The Inauguration of Temple Memorial Park  https://www.southtynesidehistory.co.uk/archive/architecture/sculptures-statues-monuments/1026868-inauguration-of-temple-memorial-park-south-shields

 

Speedway  http://www.newcastlecyclespeedway.co.uk/South%20Shields.htm

 

It was used for landfil 

Whale burried which was washed up on the beach. is burried there 

 

anti aircraft base 

https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1403208&sort=4&search=all&criteria=temple+memorial+park+&rational=q&recordsperpage=10&fbclid=IwAR03XtZ_-W7OQtX9rppDrXEBAsZWK--c3iJxpa1Q557MBWmaI3s6gTAiONs

 

farms 

 

 Winter concerts in the leisure centre. Status Quo came 3 times! 

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/retro/who-remembers-when-status-quo-rocked-south-shields-1-7854670

 

Pool opens 21st October 1977 closed 2013 demolished 2019

https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/41971/Mayor-of-South-Tyneside-takes-final-swim-at-Temple-Park-Centre-swimming-pool