037098:'Tommy on the Bridge' Gateshead Unknown c.1905

  • Description

    Type : Reprographic copy Description : A copy of a photograph of 'Tommy on the Bridge' taken c.1905. Tommy is standing on the Gateshead side of the Swing Bridge. He is surrounded by a group of people.Tommy was a blind beggar who stood on the Swing Bridge. His real name was Thomas Ferens and he was thought to have been born in the Close in 1842. He died on New Year's Day 1907 after collapsing in snow on the Gateshead end of the bridge.Biography Collection : Local Studies Printed Copy : If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt quoting Accession Number : 037098
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4080504579/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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