Heritage project

Walking in the Footsteps of Walker Women (2022-2023)

Walking in the Footsteps of Walker Women is a collection of stories documenting real, resilient, remarkable women from a community in Newcastle upon Tyne. These personal accounts of past and present share triumph over trauma, community connection, evolving gender roles, and the history of their home suburb. The location may be Walker but the themes are universal and demonstrate our collective need for place, people, and purpose.


Write on the Tyne in partnership with Pottery Bank Community Centre, published our anthology book. We celebrated with the incredible story holders, local community, and partner agencies. This collection of real life, resilient, remarkable women’s stories shares strength, determination, and community.

They are us, they are our mother, our children, our partner, friend and neighbour.



Check out our review on our FB page @potterybankcentre & Instagram @Pottery Bank Community Centre or the links below



To all the women of Walker; past, present and future
"May we always remember your stories and may we always walk in your footsteps"

If you would like to purchase a copy, please go to Author Helen Aitchison’s website: www.writeonthetyne.com (@writeonthetyne) for a signed copy with bookmark. Sale proceeds go to both this non-profit company and our charity who commissioned Helen for this brilliant book, also available as e-book from Amazon.

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With funding Made Possible with Heritage Fund & the National Lottery Community Fund with thanks to the National Lottery Players also

The North East Fund for the Arts at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland