Newcastle Upon Tyne, Grainger Street 1900

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Caption for Newcastle Upon Tyne, Grainger Street 1900: Here we see Grainger Street before work began on electrification of the street tramway. This is a busy picture - there are lots of things going on, and it might be worth getting the magnifying-glass out. Note the young lad on the right; he has no shoes. Over on the left outside Harkers are two large hampers on a barrow. Harkers might be getting a visit from a salesman. It was common practice at this time for commercial travellers to carry their samples in hampers. They travelled to the big cities by train, hiring a barrow and boy to trundle along behind them from one call to another.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Newcastle upon Tyne


MY MAM USED TO TAKE ME TO ALL THEASE PLACES WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10.I REMEMBER THE FIRST NUDE SHOW AT THEGRAND WHEN THE NUDES WERE BEHIND A NET CERTAIN AND DID NOT MOVE WASENT PROPER THEM DAYS.AND ALL THE PICTURES HOUSES WERE GREAT. MAM USED TO (...Read full memory)

With big hugs from waiting family on one of the many platforms that was Central Station, we hurried though the noise and clouds of steam towards the station exit and into the sunlight...my eyes gazing in wonderment at all the the grand buildings, trams and bright yellow trolly (...Read full memory)

I attended the University from 1970 - 1973 studying Surveying and Mathematics with Messrs Carmody and Newton. I lived in Havelock Hall for two years, and was involved with the JRC committee that ran the social side of Hall life. Mr Calvert was the Hall Warden. During my term as JCR President, the band (...Read full memory)

My Grandfather had a riding school and livery stable just off Mathew Bank near to Jesmond Dene, I was born in Newcastle not far from the Blue House on the North Road in 1936 but my family moved to Richmond Yorkshire when I was six weeks old. My mother worked in Fenwicks on Northumberland Streetin the early (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Newcastle Upon Tyne, Grainger Street 1900: Here we see Grainger Street before work began on electrification of the street tramway. This is a busy picture - there are lots of things going on, and it might be worth getting the magnifying-glass out. Note the young lad on the right; he has no shoes. Over on the left outside Harkers are two large hampers on a barrow. Harkers might be getting a visit from a salesman. It was common practice at this time for commercial travellers to carry their samples in hampers. They travelled to the big cities by train, hiring a barrow and boy to trundle along behind them from one call to another.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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