The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken 1900 - 1910 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP12264

Looking west along the Side in Newcastle showing the railway arch high above the street. It shows how the railway cut into the town through existing streets and buildings. Two railway companies originally came into the town: the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway (YN&BR) and the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (N&CR). The YN&BR merged with other companies in 1854 to form the North Eastern Railway (NER), which later absorbed the N&CR in 1862. The main station was constructed in collaboration with Robert Stephenson (also responsible for the High Level Bridge) between 1845 and 1850.

Location

Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

transport railway street scene town people clothing shop victorian (1837 - 1901)