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 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 …