(Airplane Company North East Coast)
NECACO had their Social Club during the WWII in a large building in
Pool Side where the multi-storey car park is now. As children we use
to sit on the steps outside the club an beg for chewing gum from the
American soldiers that use to come to the dances held there.
[saying "Any gum chum"].After the war this building was taken over
by Nelson when their shop in Bridge St burnt down.