Newcastle Past and Present

Pictures of Newcastle upon Tyne old and new as featured in the books of Geoff Phillips

Published by Books North East

Newcastle Past and Present is one of a series of books by Geoff Phillips. The author's late father, Jack Phillips, had an extensive collection of photographs dating back as far as the 1840s.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Jack's collection was the pairing of old and new photographs, where he had replicated the camera angles to show how the city had changed over the years.

In the 1990s, Geoff embarked on the same exercise, once again duplicating the viewpoints and camera positions as far as possible.

This website shows some of the sets of pictures, and also lists the books currently available from
Books North East.
Montage of old and new pictures of the Quayside

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