023228:High Street Gosforth?? c.1895 [See Comments]

  • Description

    Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A view of the High Street Gosforth taken c.1895. The photograph shows several buildings on one side of the High Street which are from left to right: the Gosforth UDC offices which are under construction; the premises of William Longstaff plumber and the Queen Victoria public house. The High Street is busy with horse drawn vehicles and pedestrians. Collection : Local Studies Source of Information : The photograph was possibly taken on Plate Day. 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 : 023228 See Comments
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4079095342/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Viewed: 421 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Paul Snaith on Feb. 19, 2020, 8:41 p.m.

    I have to say ,that I honestly don't think that is gosforth high street,
    Everything about it is wrong,
    From the fields and trees in the far background, to the lamppost in the centre, which appears to be on a flight of stairs, going down,
    there isn't anywhere on the street that is below "street level" ,with exception of the pub cellars.
    If that's the Vic getting built, then where is the Blacksmiths?
    anyway that's my 2/s worth.
    Hope I havent upset anyone,
    BTW,
    I think the location looks more like four lane ends.

    • Simon Cotterill on Feb. 19, 2020, 9:02 p.m.

      Thanks very much for those comments Paul - I'll pass them on to Newcastle Libraries (the source of the photo and description). There was a caption for another photo of Gosforth High Street written around the same time which was also corrected: https://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/4079053976 I appreciate it is difficult identifying locations on ptos 100+ years old.

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