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Shields Road

The last bastion of quality shopping outside of Newcastle city centre!

In the last 20-30 years Shields Road has turned from an area where you could buy almost everything you needed into a pile of bookmakers, bars and charity shops.

Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Hadrians Square


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker






Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker


Shields Road in Byker







Slide show of Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne with photos from the 60s, 70's and 80's








Here is a YouTube video showing a bus ride up Shields Road.







18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics!

It's sad to see this once great shopping place now so dead.

When I was a kid, it was always fun shopping there.

In later life, I was a co owner of one of the stores that's now long gone.

Regards
Angelus71

ILuvNUFC said...

You are most welcome. :)
I done my growing up within 100 yards of Shields Road. Which shop did you run?

Anonymous said...

In the first pic (the 1 with the bush in the window) that was the old USED BLUES DENIM shop. When that closed, my brother in law and I started a computer shop (big mistake!) we lasted about 7 months and then closed down.

Regards
Angelus71

Anonymous said...

That bush was just a little sprig when we had the shop!

ILuvNUFC said...

My memory is getting poor these days and I can vaguely remember a computer shop there but can you tell me what year that was.

I love to see nature taking over places like the trees growing out of the windows etc. I'm currently preparing a post where there is a full estate like that. I'm off there today to get a final few snaps then it should be up on here tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

It was way back in 2000 when we had the shop.

Just as we had ordered our stock, the petrol strike started! that should have been a sign it was not going to be a good thing!

Regards
Angelus71

ILuvNUFC said...

My memory is really terrible as I can't rememebr it. I used to go to computer shop just across the road from you a little further up the road until he just disappeared one day!

Anonymous said...

Aye, that store was just open as we were shutting up!

I think I remember he started to sell TV's and other non computer items too? a sure sign a computer shop was not the right choice in that location....if my old memory is right!

Regards
Angelus71

ILuvNUFC said...

I never needed a PC ship until he was around otherwise I may have paid you a visit!

He did sell other stuff but the beauty of that place was it saved you going into town for anything for your PC which was a godsend. And he also fixed my PC problems cheaply and quickly.
I remember just before he left he said he was moving to a smaller property on Chilly Road and I never saw him again. He never went to Chilly Road. :(

Anonymous said...

hello,

i like your pictures and i was wondering what kind of camera do you use to take this excellent photos?

thank you

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks :)
I've used a three different cameras to do this site and all of them were cheap point and click cameras all costing around £100.

Muriel said...

Clicked on the video of the bus ride up Shields Road and then on "Newcastle old and new"

The song in the background was "I'm comin' home Newcassel". Can you tell me who is singing and where I can get a copy of it?

ILuvNUFC said...

Hello Muriel. I can, check your inbox. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey NUFC, I wonder if you could tell me the name of the overgrown estate you mention on this page? I'd love to pay a visit myself (assuming it's still there) :p

ILuvNUFC said...

Long gone! See Old Benwell and Scotswood - Lower Delaval Estate

Anonymous said...

Ah that's a shame, I usually don't hear of this places till they're demolished :p Will certainly check the pics though, thanks for getting back to me :)

Steve Pearson said...

I used to live in Parker Street from 1960-1964 but I still have hazy memories of Byker. I went to the cinema in that slideshow to see the Jungle Book and many more films even after we'd moved to High Heaton.

I tried to locate where Parker Street once stood, when I visited last August (2016) but couldn't work out where it used to be!

ILuvNUFC said...

There is a map of old Byker on this page http://newcastlephotos.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/old-photos-of-byker.html and you can see Parker St running parallel to Shields Rd