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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

The photo 'Sunderland, Fawcett Street 1890' appears in this book.

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This part of Sunderland developed into the commercial and civic heart of the town following the opening of Fawcett Street Station by the North Eastern Railway. In August 1879 both Fawcett Street and Hendon stations were closed on the opening of the new Central Station. In the picture is the Italianate Town Hall designed by Brightwen Binyon, which was demolished in 1971 after being replaced by a new civic centre at West Park.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Sunderland, Fawcett Street 1890

One day, when I was about 5 years old, Mother took me to Binns, which used to be a big store in Fawcett Street. While I was standing by one of the counters, lost in a daydream, Mother went to another counter a few feet away. Abruptly I woke from my dream when the shop assistant leaned over and asked me what I wanted, and because I didn't see Mother, I thought she had gone away and left me there. I rushed out ...see more

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