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Wylam

Wylam is a small village approximately 10 miles (16 kilometres) west of Newcastle upon Tyne.

It is famous for the being the birthplace of George Stephenson, one of the early rail pioneers. His cottage can be found on the north bank of the Tyne three quarters of a mile east of the village centre. It is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. Wylam has further connections with the early rail pioneers. The steam locomotive engineer Timothy Hackworth, who worked with Stephenson, was also born here. William Hedley who was born in the nearby village of Newburn attended the village school. He later went on to design and manufacture Puffing Billy in 1813, two years before George Stephenson produced his first locomotive Blücher.

Once an industrial workplace with collieries and an ironworks, it is now a commuting village for Newcastle upon Tyne and Hexham, served by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway. Points Bridge (or Half-moon Bridge), an 80 metre wrought iron arch with suspended decking, once carried the Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam railway over the Tyne. It is now a footbridge. Opened in 1876 at a then cost of £16,000, it is said to be the model for the later Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.

Text adapted from this article at Wikipedia


Wylam Methodist Church






Main Road




Main Road - Ship Inn




Main Road - Black Bull




Main Road - The Fox and Hounds




Main Road - War Memorial





Church Road - Wylam Institute




The River Tyne at Wylam







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Hagg Bank/Points Bridge


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Wylam Railway Station


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A panoramic photo of the Jubilee playing fields.





See also Abandoned Farm in Wylam. Some more photos taken by me on the same trip.



OLD PHOTOS OF WYLAM



select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photograph looking along the North Eastern Railway's Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Branch towards George Stephenson's cottage.
View from the northeast.
Image from 9 March 1969.
©SINE Project





select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photograph of Wylam Bridge.
View from the south.
Image from September 1979.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking along the West Wylam Bridge.
View from the northeast.
Image from September 1973.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape aerial photo of the West Wylam Bridge.
View from the south.
Image from 1970s.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photograph looking along the deck of West Wylam Bridge.
View from the southwest.
Image from March 1992.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photo looking at the Station Master's House on Wylam Station.
View from the northwest.
Image from 1 May 1966.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photograph of Wylam Station.
View from the northeast.
Image from August 1983.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectLandscape photograph of Wylam Station.
View from the northwest.
Image from August 1983.
©SINE Project






select this to view the full sized image at the SINE projectPortrait photograph of Wylam station.
View from the west.
Image from August 1983.
©SINE Project








More information:
Wikipedia - Wylam
The Wylam Pages
Northumberland Communities - Wylam
Wylam Fantastique
National Trust - George Stephenson's Cottage
Walks from Wylam
The Wylam Waggon Way



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