High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1930 - 1936 (c.)

Description:This is a very interesting view of the High Street as it is much changed today. The Police station is the white building to the right of the Guildhall. This station opened in 1834, for Newcastle's first police constable, and was demolished shortly after this photograph was taken in 1936. The Lancaster buildings now occupied this site in 2002.

A sign for Carryers, a house furnishers, can be seen above the passageway by the Police Station. The delivery van in the foreground is that of C. Capener, a butchers on the High Street. The Savoy cinema can be made out on the left hand side of the High Street, now long since gone and occupied by a night club in 2002.

The bay windows of the Castle Hotel look out onto the changing town. The Hotel was opened in around 1820 and was a popular coaching stop for traffic to and from Liverpool and Manchester, before the arrival of the railways. The building still existed in 2002 having been, amongst other things, Tescos and a shoe shop.


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1830s
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist ...

1850s
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5

These maps were surveyed in 1851 by the Ordnance Survey Department in accordance ...

1880s
Fire Appliances, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fire Appliances, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A scene of crowds gathered to see a display of a new Merryweather and Shand Mason ...

1900s
Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

In front of the Guildhall can be seen the Market Cross, which originally stood in ...

1920s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The tram lines visible in the centre of this photograph give the date of pre 1928, ...

1950s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly ...

1970s
Octocentenary, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Octocentenary, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A group of people in period costume handing out newspapers advertising Octocentenary ...

1990s
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Watercolour signed by Alf Fallows and dated 1995 depicting the Guildhall clock and ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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