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 1960s 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 officially …

Jarrow: Palmer Street

Palmer shipyard brought much-needed work to Jarrow. With the transport system being most irregular it followed that his workforce must live nearby. 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 to be within …

Old Bus Station, Jarrow

Jarrow: Bus Station

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

Jarrow: The Albion

Back in the 1920s and ’30s, 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 taken, was in the safe hands of S Pattinson. like all these types of buildings …