• Tyne-Line: A journey through the history of Tyneside

Tyne-Line: A journey through the history of Tyneside

7S1 are looking into the important historical events in Tyneside's history.


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  • ss on March 1, 2015, 3:06 p.m.

    My Granddad has chosen the picture of the Grainger Market in 1985 because he went there for the first time in the 1950s when he was a student.He still goes there to buy meat and vegetables. He also thinks this symbolises the era in Newcastle when buildings were erected of stone. Richard Grainger ,the creator of Grainger Town,(the heart of the city) was said 'to have found Newcastle in bricks and timber and left it in stone'. He took me to the market as well.

    Task 1: Interview with Granddad

    This is a picture of Grainger Market in 1985.

    John: ''Why do you like this place?''

    Granddad: ''Because of the stores, cheap meat and fruit & veg. And I sometimes have a coffee and cake in a café.''

    John: ''Is this special(the Grainger Market)to North Tyneside?''

    Granddad: ''Yes, because it was built when the whole of Grainger Town was being developed between 1824 and 1841. It replaced an old market and was made to fit in with the other fine buildings such as the Theatre Royal.''

    John: ''What have you purchased recently in the market?''

    Granddad: ''Yes, I bought some Russian Caravan Tea just two weeks ago.''

    By John .S. Wall

    Copy Edited by John .H. Wall

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