Tyne Bridge Damaged by Floods, 1771


"On Sunday Morning the 17th of November 1771 an unprecedented inundation of the Tyne occurred by which the bridge at Newcastle with the shops and houses thereon were carried away and many lives lost A great quantity of horses cattle and sheep were also drowned at various places along the river and all the bridges except Corbridge were swept away by this excessive flood." (Moses Aaron Richardson, 1846)

Source: M. A. Richardson. A Guide through Newcastle-upon-Tyne and its vicinity. 1846

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A Guide through Newcastle-upon-Tyne and its vicinity. Moses Aaron Richardson, 1846
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Image taken from page 16 of 'Newcastle-upon-Tyne Royal Mining, Engineering, & Industrial Exhibition, Jubilee year, 1887. The bridges and the floods of Newcastle-upon-Tyne'

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Image taken from page 665 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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