Traffic on Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961

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View of Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 1961 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/26647J).

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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    amused sea

    • 27/May/2016 15:19:30

    Super job, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums!!! =)

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    Land Rover 61

    • 27/May/2016 15:23:13

    I remember "Valspar" paints, a name not seen today in a world of B & Q, Homebase etc. The most modern British car in the photograph is the Ford Consul Mk2; the pale car disappearing to the right is, I think, a Fiat 1500.

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    incredible face

    • 27/May/2016 17:48:11

    believe it or not B and Q do sell Valspar paints, they are one of the oldest paint companies around, more widely know for ther car and motorcyle type paints

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    • 25/Jun/2016 18:37:26

    The dark coloured board next to Sheldon's is the entrance to Matthew H. Wilson, Leather Factors. You went up a small lane to a huge warehouse which was behind these shops. They supplied cobblers with leather, nails, glue etc. Everything they needed to make and repair shoes. The shop with the Awning was their retail store selling fine leather handbags and purses etc. I worked in the office there in the early 60's.