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

Low Friar Street and Newgate Street

Low Friar Street refers to the Dominican monks who lived in nearby Blackfriars.

Newgate Street, not surprisingly, takes its name from the new gate added to the town wall in the thirteenth century.
The large building that dominates the picture was constructed in the 1920s as a furniture warehouse.

It was taken over by the Co-operative Wholesale Society in the 1950s for the sale of home furnishings.
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