Not So Long Ago

A few photos of places around the town which have disappeared or substantially changed in recent years.

 


Hedley School 2002
(Billy Davies picture)


The Bitumastic (Nov 2002)

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View of the river from the Ferry landing in 1970s
(Mavis Hughes photo)
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Entrance to Reyrolles off Victoria Road West
with sports field on left. (Alan Bowden photo)
Storehall
Store Hall in Lyon Street 1983
(Norman Dunn Photo)
Black Road Bus
Tom Stafford's photo of a double decker trying to squeeze under Black Road bridge in 1980
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Another view of the same incident
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Baker Perkins joiner shop from the foremans office, showing Davy Clift and Stan Robson (with his back to the camera)
(Eddie Gregg photo)
Argyle Street

Argyle Street 1969
Showing Police Station & Courts

(Norman Dunn Photo)

View from Cuthbert Street

Cuthbert St. 1969
looking toward Argyle Street
(Norman Dunn Photo)

Bewick Street Doctors Surgery
Bewick Street Doctors Surgery 1969
(Norman Dunn Photo)
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Jarrow & Hebburn Labour Exchange on Victoria Road West (The Dole) where the site editor met his wife - but tries not to be bitter. Now replaced with a rest home.(Ken Ward photo)
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Simpsons Hostel - a town landmark for so long. But now replaced with a nice housing estate
(Ken Ward photo
)
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Hostel Front (Ken Ward photo)
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Patrick's Shop which stood alone after everything around it was demolished for the School Street flats
(Ken Ward photo)
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Eddie's fruit shop in Birtwhistle Ave.
(Ken Ward photo)
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Leslie's Sportsfield on Victoria Road West - now a housing estate (Ken Ward photo)
Council Offices
Old Council Offices on Argyle Street
Old Iona
Old Iona Club on Argylle Street
(Norman Dunn P
hoto)