The Coke Works

Remember that smoke and steam belching, stinky, noisy plant at the top of Mill Lane?. Well you wouldn't recognise it now. It's now halved between a landscaped greenfield site and a new commercial estate.

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1990 (From So. Tyneside in Focus published by the Evening Chronicle)

1990 (From So. Tyneside in Focus published by the Evening Chronicle) 1987 (with thanks
to South Tyneside Libraries)
1987 (with thanks
to South Tyneside Libraries)
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Believe it or not, this is the Cokeworks And this And this Path of the old railway line, which is now a smashing walk/cycle path
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Detail from entrance Entrance sculpture
'The Swarm' by William Pim.
Looking back up Mill Lane.

May 2001
New factory units starting to take shape (May 2001)
May 2001
More of the factory units
May 2001
Panoramic view over the Coke Works site from the high ground to the west (May 2001).

Ken Ward photo
Great photo from Ken Ward
Animated Gif of Chimney fall
Geoff Cork photos mucked about with my Mike