Why is the Quayside key to the success of the Newcastle Gateshead ‘brand’? The Baltic, as a flour mill, opened 1930′s, for the production of flour and animal feed. Sage, one of the only music halls not to use amplifiers … Continue reading
An illustration of an early steam boat. The other ships are wind powered. Source: J. Knox, artist. Group name: Longbenton Community College.
There are a number of hotels that have developed along the Quayside to cater for the many tourists that came to visit and makes it a vibrant place where business people come for drinks on an evening. Group: The Quaysiders
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 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
This is a hand drawn image of what industry and the Quay itself was like in the 1800s. It features people dressed in period clothing by the side of the river with trade boxes of goods and huge anchors indicating … Continue reading
People delivering hay by horse and by boat. Factories in work shipping out goods such as coal, flint and steel. Date: 1886 Source: Reid’s Handbook Group name: Longbenton Community College
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
A plaque describing the history of St. Thomas Chapel. Date: 1830 Group: Tweenies Plaque reads: City of Newcastle upon Tyne. St. Thomas Chapel. Chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr (Archbishop Thomas Becket, died 1170) stood on Old Tyne Bridge near … Continue reading