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Old photos of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Coat of arms of Newcastle upon Tyne

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History of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Newcastle upon Tyne - commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 2nd century

History: The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius[12][13] and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the 14th century, and later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the River Tyne, was amongst the world's largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres.

Population: 289 835

Sights: Among its icons are Newcastle United football club and the Tyne Bridge. It has hosted the Great North Run, the world's biggest and most popular half marathon, since it began in 1981. The run follows a route from Newcastle to nearby South Shields.

Ceremonial county: Tyne and Wear

Historic county: Northumberland

Newcastle upon Tyne. Benton Bank
Benton Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne. Cathedral Tower and Castle
Cathedral Tower and Castle
Newcastle upon Tyne. St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
Newcastle upon Tyne. Dame Allan's School
Dame Allan's School
Newcastle upon Tyne. Grey Street
Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne. Infirmary, 1916
Infirmary, 1916
Newcastle upon Tyne. Stephenson's Monument
Stephenson's Monument
Newcastle upon Tyne. Westgate Road
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne. Central Station
Central Station
Newcastle upon Tyne. Central Station on Neville Street
Central Station on Neville Street
Newcastle upon Tyne. Largest Railway Crossing in the World
Largest Railway Crossing in the World
Newcastle upon Tyne. Railway Crossing
Railway Crossing
Newcastle upon Tyne. The Railway Crossing
The Railway Crossing and High Level Bridge from Central Station
Newcastle upon Tyne. West Platform of Central Station
West Platform of Central Station
Newcastle upon Tyne. Neville Street
Neville Street
Newcastle upon Tyne. North East Coast
North East Coast Exhibition from Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne. High Level and Swing Bridges
High Level and Swing Bridges
Newcastle upon Tyne. Tyne Bridge
Tyne Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne. Tyne and Swing bridges
Tyne and Swing bridges
Newcastle upon Tyne. Panorama of bridge
Panorama of bridge from St. Mary's Cathedral
Newcastle upon Tyne. The Fisher woman's, Cullercoats
The Fisher woman's, Cullercoats
Newcastle upon Tyne. Whitley Road showing Council Buildings, 1906
Whitley Road showing Council Buildings, 1906
Newcastle upon Tyne. Northumberland Street
Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne. Old Mill and bridge
Old Mill and bridge

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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