Jarrow: Grange Road

Grange Road mainly a shopping area with few residential houses to the west. This photograph looks like it was taken on a wet miserable day. When this part of Grange Road, close to the junction of Market Square and Monkton road was demolished in the 1960’s some of the small traders found new premises in …

York Avenue Jarrow

Jarrow: York Avenue

When the A19, referred to today as the tunnel approach road (a few miles to the east) opened back in 1965 York Avenue was considered a major roadway carrying traffic to Boldon and all points beyond. The tree lined dual carriageway was thought to be the first of its kind in the country. It was …

Jarrow: Palmer Street

Palmer shipyard brought much needed work to Jarrow. With the transport system being most irregular it followed that his work force must live near by. The photograph below shows Palmer Street where some of his workers lived. Transport links into Jarrow during this time were very poor realizing this and the need for his workers …

Old Bus Station, Jarrow

Jarrow: Bus Station

This view was taken in the late 1980’s early 1990’s(approx). By this time the trolley/tram buses had been discontinued in favour of the more versatile kind. Travel between towns was now becoming very popular and the old trolley buses no-longer viable were replaced with the more up to date style buses. This station survived in …

Jarrow: The Albion

Back in the 1920’s and 30’s there were over 20 public houses in Jarrow. The Albion pictured here was purpose built for the job in 1865. The license for running the Albion Public House back in 1925, when this picture was taking, was in the safe hands of S Pattinson. like all these type of …

Woolworth Department Store

Jarrow: Ormonde Street

Many photographs taken around the 19th century exist of Ormonde Street in Jarrow Tyne and Wear. Most all of them showing the view below. This street all those years ago was classed as the main shopping area and was always busy with shoppers. The scene below existed until it was demolished in the 1960’s. The …

St Bede Church with school attached. Jarrow

Jarrow: St Bede Roman Catholic School

This view is of St. Bede’s Roman Catholic School. In those days as church’s were built in there relevant parish’s schools were often attached to the church. St. Bede’s school was built around 1868, to accommodate an expanding parish. At the start of its life the school was situated in Chapel Road and initially accommodated …