|THE THOMAS BROWN STORY
Saville Exchange - North Shields
THOMAS BROWN MEMORIAL
Some years ago the Magistrates Court, Police Station, and administrative
departments of the former Tynemouth County Borough council were converted
to The Saville Exchange theatre, restaurant and offices.
Thomas Brown G.M.
On October 30th 1942,
Thomas Brown, a 16 year old NAAFI Canteen Assistant serving on HMS Petard,
risked his life to help capture the Enigma codes from the sinking German
U-boat U559. His incredible bravery shortened World War II by at least
12 months, thus saving countless lives.