An illustration of an early steam boat. The other ships are wind powered. Source: J. Knox, artist. Group name: Longbenton Community College.
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
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
Large ships coming over to Newcastle for trading. Far in the background, to the left there is a bridge. Source: Lambert and Collard Group: Longbenton Community College
An account of the Great Fire and Explosion of Newcastle-on-Tyne and Gateshead by M and M. W. Lambert of Newcastle upon Tyne. Inside, the picture shows a view from the High Level bridge with both Gateshead and Newcastle on fire. … Continue reading
A Swedish sailor was killed by a defective chain. His wife gained £10 which today is worth about £500. Date: 1888 Source: Records Book Group: Longbenton Community College
22,750 vessels came to the River Tyne in one year of 1873. This is a considerably more amount of vessels compared to what we get today. Nowadays there are only about 240 a year. Date: 1873 Group: Longbenton Community College
Metal rings and blocks used to secure ship ropes to the riverside. Group name: Longbenton Community College
The River Tyne is now cleaner than it has ever been in the 1880s or 1990s thanks to the Clean Tyne Project. However, with all the business that surrounds the Quayside rubbish still finds its way into the river and … Continue reading
Flynns bar is an example of a modern bar along the Quayside which has recently been renovated to keep it up to date. It shows the continual changes of Quayside business. Group name: Longbenton Community College.