We posted some old photos on our Facebook page and Twitter account recently which received a lot of attention so we thought it would be good to do an entire post on Newcastle past and present to see how our great city has changed over the years.
Hopefully we will keep finding some great old photos so we can add them to this post over the coming months. If you have any old shots of Newcastle that you think would fit in well on this post, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take a look!
St James’ Park:
We have started off with our beloved football stadium. We are lucky to have a ground situated right in the centre of the city. These photos really show how much it has changed over the years…
Newcastle’s major shopping street has changed significantly over the years. Following the opening of the Tyne Bridge in 1928, Northumberland Street was part of the A1, between Edinburgh and London.
The A1 was re-routed in 1967 following the opening of the Tyne Tunnel but the most northerly section of Northumberland Street remained open to traffic in until 1999 and was a busy bus route. Today Northumberland Street is completely pedestrianised with access only granted to emergency services and delivery vehicles at certain times.
Today Grey Street is known as being one of the best streets in Great Britain (it was voted number one by BBC Radio 4 listeners in 2010) due to its fabulous display of Georgian architecture. Whilst the buildings have remained largely untouched, it is interesting to see how the street has developed over the years. The changes in clothes and cars are particularly striking!