Handyside Arcade


Handyside Arcade on Percy Street was a 90-shop development built from c.1900 to 1906 by George Handyside, who died in 1904 before it's completion. The arcade was used as a barracks during the First World War, and later fell derelict during the Great Depression. The Handyside Arcade underwent a renaissance in the 1960s, and was a bustling shopping centre with a wide variety of independent shops. It was demolished in 1987 to make way for the Eldon Garden Shopping Centre.
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048599: Handyside Arcade

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017090:Handyside Arcade Percy Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1967

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048585:Percy Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1987

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048590:Handyside Arcade Percy Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1987

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048598:Handyside Arcade Percy Street Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1987

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048583:Handyside Arcade Leazes Lane Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1987

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021982:Percy Street Central Newcastle Upon Tyne Signey J. 1972

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021981:Percy Street Newcastle upon Tyne Signey J. 1972

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Tyne and Wear HER(6844): Newcastle, Percy Street, Handyside Arcade
- "Built 1906 by Henry Wilson-Pyle and Blackburn for George Handyside. Three storey stone-faced office building divided by pilasters with cornice at first and second floor and roof. Grounsd floor had ...

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Tor990, Handyside Arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Watch Love in at Handyside Arcade online - BFI Player
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  • Simon Cotterill on Oct. 5, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

    I remember 'discovering' the Handyside Arcade when I first came to Newcastle as a student. It was like an Aladin's Cave, that seemed to go on forever. It was full of interesting unique small shops, in marked contrast to the large chainstore shops of modern shopping centre. I was sad to see it close.

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