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.

The Albion Public House
The Albion Public House

like all these type of buildings the proprietors name appeared on a panel above the main entrance, windows of public houses and Turf Accountants where partially draped to avoid young prying eyes of the times, it also allowed customers their privacy. This particular public house has served ale/beer for some 140 plus years.

Public house

Public House
Albion now known as The Crusaders 2013

The picture of the Albion Hotel in the Here and Now above, no-longer called the Albion reflects the history of the area and takes its new name as a tribute to the men/woman who took part in the 1936 Jarrow Crusade to London march by unemployed workers. The pub is in Jarrow town centre and lies some 3 miles plus from South shields. The pub and the surrounding area has under gone a face change. The area behind the photographer had been 1970’s type council maisonettes now replaced with modern town houses.


Attended state schools (St Peters & Paul's) Spent my last 4 years attending St Cuthbert Secondary. Worked as a warehouse manager 25 years plus. Spent 16+ years attending Newcastle Uni and North Tyneside College. (Humanistic approaches in Counselling). Now Qualified. 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, or people that over talk others. I eat and drink to live, love all kinds of music, places of interest, photography, Singing, computing, reading (mostly supernatural/horror, James Herbert / Stephen King), and swimming.

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