Grainger Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Description

    "Taken in August 1969, this photo shows Grainger Street looking South from the top of Grey's Monument. It was named after Richard Grainger who was a builder and developer of classical streets in the City Centre between 1824 and 1841. Four buses operated by Newcastle Corporation Transport can be seen, the one in front being a Leyland Panther single-decker with Alexander bodywork. Trolleybuses with overhead wiring used to run along this street until the system closed on the 1st October 1966. However, this section of Grainger Street is now a pedestrian zone." Photo by David Hillas, 1969.
  • Owner

    David Hillas
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 413 times
    Picture Taken: 1969-08-16
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