036132:The Cottage New Mills Fenham Dept of Environmental Health c.1935


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  • John Hignett on Feb. 15, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

    is the building in the background not the old Todds nook school, looking at an old map of the area http://www.fototime.com/D2733E36FB1945A/orig.jpg. I may be wrong, but it looks very familiar

  • Simon Cotterill on Feb. 15, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

    Looks like it might be based on your map. The windows look consistent with a photo of Todd's Nook School in the Chronicle: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/remember-when-calling-classmates-early-6064596 Did you go to the school?

  • John Hignett on Feb. 15, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

    I grow up in Leeds, but spent most my holidays in Newcastle in the 1970s, early 80s, my grandparents live on Jefferson Street and many of my cousins at the time went to todds nook school, this was around the time many of the houses were being demolished. I have a fond memory of learning to ride a bike on darnell street . this article also has a photo of what the back yards where like in the area around todds nook, http://www.shmusicmusic.com/ashtray-on-a-motorbike/ashtray-on-a-motorbike/from-the-pit-pond-to-todds-nook/

    thank you for posting this photos, ive very much enjoyed seeing them.

  • Simon Cotterill on Feb. 15, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing that - and great photos in the article, especially the cobbles on Jefferson Street! The area looks so different now; though there is now a Jefferson Place near where the street was: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jefferson+Pl,+Newcastle+upon+Tyne+NE4+5DD,+UK/@54.9767121,-1.6317388,562m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487e7736c2909c53:0xa1c90bb72d2ab223!8m2!3d54.9765739!4d-1.6296469

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