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 the town.
The likes of George Nurse pictured below relocated to High Street, a short walk, some half mile from this location.

Grange road Jarrow
Grange road Jarrow

The picture below is what it looks like today some 50+ years later. Smart new council housing was erected a few years after the old Grange Road buildings were demolished in 1963. These maisonette style housing would be later renovated in the 1980s. Years later there was talk of demolishing them. It appears no one wanted to live in them these days because of the way they had been built with interconnecting walkways that no longer appealed to council house tenants.

Town Housing Jarrow

Grange Road Jarrow
Grange Road Jarrow (2013)

Today 2013 has seen a big change in the area. The demolition of the maisonette housing has been replaced by 21st-century quality town housing


Attended state schools (St Peters & Paul's) Spent my last 4 years attending St Cuthbert Secondary. Driver and warehouse manager 25 years plus. Spent 16+ years attending Newcastle Uni and North Tyneside College. (Humanistic approaches in Counselling). Qualified some years ago. Don’t have many dislikes apart from people who try to be something they’re not (conveniently forget where their roots are), and I do not suffer fools easily so they tell me, or people that over talk others. I eat and drink to live, love all kinds of music, places of interest, photography, Singing, computing, reading for pleasure (mostly supernatural/horror, James Herbert / Stephen King), and swimming.

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