imageOwner of Spero Electronics, whose brightly coloured panel vans frequented city streets in the 80s, and of Sound World, a prominent local music retailer, also a keen amateur radio and television enthusiast, Spero is spending his time of late recording city life we remember it – we with the years spent and time hard won to reminisce, that is.

Here he records Newcastle’s history.

And here Spero reminds us of how our culture gained from immigrants, which in the middle of last century were largely Europeans.

If not for them, the cafe’s of our childhood would have offered, perhaps, just chip butties, pork pies, and a nice cup of tea.