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Clues to the Streets

Clues to the streetscape of central Newcastle during the First World War come in many forms. A few buildings have the same occupant – Lloyd’s Bank and the Theatre Royal on Grey Street; Reid’s jewelers on Blackett Street; Central Station … Continue reading

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Newcastle Central Arcade

Central Arcade today would be one of the areas most easily recognisable by someone familiar with it in 1914. The internal layout was only 8 years old, with top of the range tiling and mosaic flooring. There were shops on … Continue reading

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