Callers (furniture store), Newcastle


Callers was established in 1897 by Roy and Ian Caller, initially as cabinet makers. It's main furniture store was located on Northumberland Street in Newcastle, with other branches around the North East. Callers was well known for it's festive Christmas displays; unfortunately, some mechanical characters in the display caught fire on the 30th of November 1969. This resulted in one of the worst fires Newcastle City Centre had seen for decades, causing £2m worth of damage. Whilst the store was rebuilt at the same location, Callers traded from Saville Row and Prudhoe Street in Newcastle. The new building on Northumberland Street opened in 1971. In 1972 Callers paid for a 4m high stainless steel four-sided clock tower on Northumberland Street, as a gift to the City to Celebrate the company's 75th Anniversary. Callers ceased trading in the 1980s.

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020124:Callers Ltd Prudhoe Street Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1970

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021456:Callers Ltd, Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

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063890:Callers Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne Steve Wood Collection 1968

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063887:Callers Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne Steve Wood Collection 1968

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Callers home display

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063892:Callers Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne Steve Wood Collection 1969

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'The directors and staff'

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Callers

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Decorations in the Callers Arcade

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051713:Saville Row Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1974

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Callers festive windows

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The Bear Band

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018780:Saville Row Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1970

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The old woman who lived in a Shoe.

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A Festive Forest

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Santa at the Circus

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A festive tea party

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Shopping and Businesses
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Shopping and Businesses
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Tyne and Wear HER(10895): Newcastle, Northumberland Street, Callers' Clock
- '1972 by W. Robson, City Architect. This is a 4m high stainless steel four sided clock tower "given to the City of Newcastle by Callers the Home of Good Furnishing ...

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Prudhoe Street, Newcastle
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Prudhoe Street, Newcastle
- Prudhoe Street in central Newcastle was demolished in the 1970s for the building of the Eldon Square Shopping Centre. The Prudhoe Street Mission for the homeless and hungry was founded here by ...
Saville Row, Newcastle
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Saville Row, Newcastle

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