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Byker - Bolam Street School Demolition

Half of Bolam St School was demolished a few years ago when the school merged with the old Raby Street School to form Byker Primary School which is on the site of the old Raby Street School.

The remaining half of Bolam Street School was used by the local sea cadets group and the city council for something or other in recent years until it's closure a few months back.


19th November 2009

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition



23rd November 2009

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition



26th November 2009

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition

Bolam Street School Demolition



1st December 2009

Bolam Street School Demolition



4th December 2009









6th December 2009













10th March 2010




More information:
Bolam Street School Byker class photo from 1910
Bolam Street School Byker class photo 1915

14 comments:

Angelus71 said...

Nice work Steve.

The landscape changes even more.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, aye it never seems to stop at the moment.

The wife used to go to Bolam St School many moons ago.

Anonymous said...

God, watching that sequence of photos was depressing, I went to school there, as did my dad.

ILuvNUFC said...

It's completely gone now. I'll get back for a few photos over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

i also went to school there in the late 60s early 70s and yet still remember the odd name there was karen cooper keren taylor and dave curry to whome in those days was my best mate, and at that time was quite an all right school to be in

Sydney HUdspith said...

God, the end of Bolam St School, how depressing,
Sitting here in Florida, and visited your page for the first time, what a surprise. Us old expatriates like to think that the old neighborhood would always stay somewhat the same. The Bolam St demolition photos were so depressing.
I used lived at 154 Commercial Rd from 1935 til 1962. I reminisce about the old Byker often.
Cheers,
Syd HUdspith

p.lumsden said...

went Bolam st late 50s early 60s seem a life time away.teacer was mr Weddle

Anonymous said...

does anyone have a photo of the original buildings that were demolished after the merger? i cant seem to find anything

Anonymous said...

I left Bolam St school in 1956 to move to Ponteland.The headmaster was Mr Sturdey.Miss Barron,history teacher.Mr Leaske.Does anyone remember Willer the killer,a sadist of a teacher who made the lives of the pupils a misery.He was later attacked outside of the school acording to the evening chronicle.
The most beutiful girl in class was Margarat Corner !!!!!

arties said...

I went to Bolam Street from 1940 until 1946 after that Middle Street.
I used to live in Chatsworth Gardens.
I also new Syd Hutspeth who I think went to Heaton Grammar School.and was a friend of Billy Bell.My wife Madeline Croucher went to Heaton High School.

Anonymous said...

I went to bolam street from 1968 to 1975 my 2 brothers snd my sister. My dad and my granny also my 2 sons before they merged with raby st. A beautiful building and amazing hall floors

trevor lowrey said...

I was in same class as Karen cooper& karen taylor

Anonymous said...

Hi Arties my Father went to Bolam Street exactly the same time as yourself, and he married Joyce Smith from Chatsworth Gardens ! He is asking what your name is?

Anonymous said...

My name is Arthur Swinhoe