The students interviewed ten people out on the Quayside to ask them what they thought about the changes that had been made to the area in the past few years.
Illustration of a celebration ‘Ascension Day’ when Jesus supposedly rose. Since religious belief was strong in this era, it is a big celebration. Source: Engraved by Lambert and Collard, drawn by J. W. Carmichael Group name: Tweenies
Sailors unloading/ tying up ships at the dock. Source: J. W. Carmichael – ship builder and painter Group name: Tweenies
Illustration of industrial factories. You can see people at work and the clothes that they used to wear. Also, that the River Tyne was busy with shipping. Date: 1840 Source: Printed at Polytechnic Exhibition Group name: Tweenies
This illustration shows a big difference between the rich and poor people. You can see the big boats owned by the rich people whilst the poor people are working. It shows how different the community of the Quayside was. Source: … Continue reading
An illustration of the bridges, the river and the people in Newcastle. It shows the boats owned by rich people and also the poor people’s lifestyle. It is missing the swing bridge, though by the time this picture was drawn, … Continue reading
This newspaper clipping tells us about a body found in the river. The clipping shows how different the security and safety is now compared to in the past. We now have bars and barriers, lifeboats and lifebelts to stop us … Continue reading
Illustration of boats coming down the Tyne in order to see the Prince and Princess of Wales who visiting Newcastle upon Tyne in 1885. Date: 1885 Group name: Tweenies
A map of the Quayside in 1878. Date: 1878 Source: Andrew Reid, Reid’s Handbook
An illustration of an early steam boat. The other ships are wind powered. Source: J. Knox, artist. Group name: Longbenton Community College.