If you have any digital copies of old photos of the area that you would like to share with the readers of this site please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will retain the copyright of any images you send me.
Reader Graeme Potts sent in the following photo.
The photo shows 36 Heaton Grove (left of centre) in the early/mid 70’s. I lived there from 1960 to 1980. My dad and next door had the house walls painted, unfortunately the final colour was not the light a light shade of green wanted but quite a strong ugly one. The house was late Victorian, first occupied by a Doctor. Had stabling at the rear, evidence of the servants bells still present, and the nursery was at the top (bars to the front window can still be seen on the photo).
Reader Denise Morris sent in these old family photos.
Readerr Angus Kindley sent in the following photos.
Reader Bob Carrick now living in the US sent this wonderful photo taken in the 1920's at Birds Nest Quarry which was down by the River Tyne. Bob's grandfather, John Carrick of Cardigan Terrace in Heaton, is on the far right.
Reader Brian Collison sent in this great photo of Northumberland Street in 1969 taken with an Instamatic camera from the now removed footbridge over the road. Thanks Brian.
Dianne Gibson from Canada sent some photos in of her husbands family. Her father in law grew up at 29 Bishop's Road, Benwell and moved to Canada after the war.
This is only a poor photocopy. I've been trying to trace down the original photo from a cousin's family in Wolverhampton.
Robert Miller, now living in Devon, sent me this photo of 1308 Walker Road. He was born there in 1941 and lived there with his family. This photo is of his grandmother standing in the doorway.
Muriel Latour, an ex-pat Geordie, now living in Canada kindly sent these photos of her family that lived in the Spital Tongues area.
Muriel says My grandfather(Tot) had a house on Dunn's Terrace with a byres and farm yard with about 12 or so cows directly across on the other side of the road. It was a dairy farm and he used to graze his cows on the moor and bring them for milking (by hand) up Hunters Road! The dairy was called Stephenson Bros Dairy.
The oldest photos taken, I would guess, date from around 1886 - 1888, as my grandfather is in them as a young boy and he was born in 1876.
The other two are of him and his brother Joe, with one of the dairy cows and one of Joe with the horse and trap that was used to deliver the milk.
Janette Perry sent me
Taken in about 1915. It is of The Globe public House, Railway Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne. My great grandfather Anthony Malia stands on the left with his white apron on. He managed the pub for a while and he and his family lived there until he died in his forties, not long after this photo was taken. He was also a singer in his spare time and performed at the theatre in Newcastle, one of his sons Robert Malia also sang and performed and later became the choir master at St Dominics RC Church, Byker. He was there for some time.
Taken around 1917 this is a photo of Margaret Malia, my grandmother, it was taken just after her father died Anthony Malia(see photo above). The family had to move house and she had to seek work elsewhere. It is in Newcastle, we don't know which pub though, just that it is one of John Reeds. She is second from right.
This is my great grandfathers butchers shop Applebys, at Arthurs Hill, Newcastle. He is in the middle of the picture with a beard. I would love to know who the other people standing next to my great grandfather are, they look like characters.
A signed photo of Harry Lauder, singer to my great Uncle Anthony Malia, in about 1907.
This is my grandad. Joseph Rutherford, he was a printer in the Chronicle. this was taken nearby.
Another photo of my grandad Joseph Rutherford with my dad Joseph Rutherford junior. It is in Newcastle but can't make out where.
The name of the hotel over the road is the Hotel Esplanade if anyone can help out with the location. My best guess is the coast somewhere but it's just a guess. A reader added it may be Whitley Bay.
This is Norah Younghusband Appleby my great Aunt, on stage in Newcastle, not a clear photo, she was quite a local celeb in her day.
She is the daughter of the Butcher Appleby from the photo up the page from this one.
This is Robert Malia, my geat Uncle Bobby. He was a keen singer,as was his father, he was Choirmaster at St Dominics Church for many years.
Please get in touch if you have anything to share, thanks.