Dunston was originally an independent village on the south bank of the River Tyne. It has now been absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead.

Dunston is now split into two distinct areas separated by the A1 dual carriageway. Much of the area south of the A1 is known as Dunston Hill.

To the west of Dunston is the site of Dunston Power Station, now demolished. The site is now home to Costco, with the MetroCentre (which is the second largest shopping and leisure centre in Britain) occupying the former site of the station's ash ponds.

Footballers Paul Gascoigne and Ray Hudson and lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson grew up in Dunston, and champion rower and boat-builder Harry Clasper was born in Dunston.

Description harvested from Dunston - Wikipedia.

The following photos were taken at various dates since 2008. Usually when visiting Dunston Staiths, Derwent Tower (Dunston Rocket) and Derwent Tower (Dunston Rocket) Demolition.

March 2008

February 2011

February 2012

March 2012

February 2015

July 2018

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