The River Tyne, once one of Great Britain's busiest rivers, provided the gateway to transport of goods and products from the vast industrial engine in the North East. “Coals from Newcastle” is a renowned expression but much of it went from Dunston Staithes, east of the Gateshead Quays from the many Durham pits.
The Gateshead Quays have undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years and redevelopment work continues. I have included a few photographs of the modern day views of the Quays. Amongst them are the newest structures such as the Millenium Bridge and the Sage, together with the Baltic, the largest Centre for Contemporary Art in the UK outside of London.
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These photos are a selection, if there's a print that you’d like but don't see, please e-mail a request ... it may well be available from Archives!