The Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1958

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When: 01 April 1958

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View of the Guildhall, Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding area, April 1958 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/976/6). It also shows a train crossing the High Level Bridge in the background.

Tyne & Wear Archives presents a series of images taken by the Newcastle-based photographers Turners Ltd.

The firm had an excellent reputation and was regularly commissioned by local businesses to take photographs of their products and their premises. Turners also sometimes took aerial and street views on their own account and many of those images have survived, giving us a fascinating glimpse of life in the North East of England in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

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    optimal chicken

    • 20/Dec/2014 08:56:42

    I gasped when I opened the page - it was still quite industrial up until not that long ago. The soot on the stonework too - clean now but years of burning coal had a huge effect on not just the buildings but the peoples health. I bet there wasn't a Greggs on the Quayside back then..

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    Paul William Llewellyn Jones

    • 20/Dec/2014 18:05:05

    Great pic!!!!!! Love it

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    Kieron Jackson

    • 23/Dec/2014 15:16:01

    Wow, look at the colour of the guild hall.

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    • 23/Dec/2014 21:19:34

    Wish i could make the company name out on the little green Bedford wagon!

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    optimal chicken

    • 25/Dec/2014 07:33:38

    I zoomed my page up but the image quality isn't there. I can say it looks like a 5 letter name and looks like this. Someone needs to fill the gaps in! C??AN

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    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

    • 31/Dec/2014 13:45:23

    I've taken a look at a higher res version and (with the help of a trade directory for the 1950s) can report that the vehicle belonged to John E. Coxon & Sons, motor haulage contractors of Elswick Road, Newcastle.

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    • 31/Dec/2014 13:48:45

    [] Marvellous, thank you very much!

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    optimal chicken

    • 01/Jan/2015 15:10:16

    Haha brilliant! I was close..

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    • 16/Sep/2015 05:13:06

    Well done!

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    Reiver RE229

    • 03/Jan/2016 18:23:01

    Fantastic old pics on your site!!