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  1. Sunderland and Durham
    It just occured to be how many things are actually still made in Sunderland ? To start off I give you Villa pop Nissan cars and Double Maxim, Any more spring to mind ?
  2. Newcastle Metro Area
    Quite an interesting concept which is now 60 years old ! It is interesting that for some of these Category D villages absolutely NO trace of them now exists, such as Addison which was to the west of Blaydon. It went from: [/URL] Uploaded with ImageShack.us[/IMG] to this: Of course some did...
  3. Hull and Humber
    Some great stuff from 25 years ago http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday (type in Hull)
  4. Completed Projects
    Work has begun on the £4.2m refurbishment of one of Middlesbroughs oldest buildings. The Custom House on North Street was Built in 1836 in the Greek Revival style and has been empty for many years .It is set to become a youth centre for Myplace Here are a couple of pictures I took the other day...
  5. Completed Projects
    Work is due to start this summer on refurbishing one of Middlesbroughs historic buildings in Cleveland Street. The former Cleveland Club is to be named Gibson House after the architect John Gibson who designed and built the building in 1872. Green Lane Capital are spending £1m on refurbishing...
  6. Newcastle Metro Area
    . WHAT IS THIS THREAD ABOUT? Throughout our local history, there have been many notable and historical events, people and places that have been “commemorated” for posterity, in one way or another. While a number of these have already been mentioned on the Historic Newcastle thread (amongst...
  7. Newcastle Metro Area
    Hi all, I wasn't sure what to title this so if it is a bit misleading to how you interpret it then I apologise. I've had an idea which I think would be a great addition for not just this area but it would work for any area on this website forum. Basically a Google map is created. Now for each...
  8. Teesside
    I think Middlesbrough and Stockton could benefit from a bit of this approach - £10m to restore 100 old commercial high street buildings on Whitechapel Road, London. A relatively cheap way to bring the quality of the town up. The architect is Julian Harrup...
  9. Completed Projects
    Some good news. it looks like the old Council offices at Cargo Fleet are finally getting redeveloped after years of being empty £1.5m Cargo Fleet building redevelopment to start Oct 1 2010 Evening Gazette PLANS to redevelop a landmark office building in Middlesbrough are back on track. A...
  10. Newcastle Metro Area
    . Quite often on this Forum, people have recorded their memories, often from their childhood, of many interesting SHOPS (or other retail activities such as pubs or cinemas, etc) that have been a major part of their young lives, or their parents or grandparents lives - BUT, they are no longer...
  11. Newcastle Metro Area
    . The Evening Chronicle - Monday November 2nd 1885. This is a very important issue of the Evening Chronicle, as it is the VERY FIRST edition of the paper ever published. As can be seen, in those days the front page was all adverts (and quite small ones too, difficult to read) so there is no...
  12. Newcastle Metro Area
    Newcastle Chronicle Ltd - A 1930s Tour of the Chronicle's old Westgate Road HQ The 'Newcastle Chronicle Ltd in the 1930s' series, is a series of posts originally published on the Historic Newcastle thread. Copies of these posts remain on there, quite correctly as that is where many people know...
  13. Newcastle Metro Area
    . There are very few subjects concerning the Urban Environment of the region covered by the 'Newcastle Metropolitan Area Forum', that we do NOT already have a very lively thread about! ("In Urbanity We Trust", as SSC puts it at the bottom of each page) However, one aspect that I cannot find...
  14. Newcastle Metro Area
    I know we have the Historic Newcastle thread, and that a LOT of old Newspaper Articles have featured on there, and doubtless will continue to do so. It is just that I have (as I am sure many others have) a number of copies of "old issues" of our main local newspapers, that do not necessarily...
  15. Newcastle Metro Area
    Theatre Royal plans to go back to the future February 20th 2010, The Journal A HISTORIC theatre has unveiled ambitious plans for a restoration that will transform it both inside and out. Newcastle’s Theatre Royal will take its audiences on a journey through time in a £4.75m revamp to...
  16. Cultural, Sporting and Entertainment Venues
    Theatre Royal plans to go back to the future February 20th 2010, The Journal A HISTORIC theatre has unveiled ambitious plans for a restoration that will transform it both inside and out. Newcastle’s Theatre Royal will take its audiences on a journey through time in a £4.75m revamp to...
  17. Newcastle Metro Area
    Newcastle - Grand Development Plans over the years Many and various "Grand Plans" for areas of Newcastle, have appeared in the various Historic threads on this forum, in the past. They have appeared (principally) within the Historic Newcastle and the Newcastle as it Might Have been threads...
  18. Sunderland and Durham
    What's the latest!, ----I know there was a feasibility study done earlier this year, ---the aim was to see how best to save the Castle and promote it. There was quite a few ideas and suggestions put forward, ------I hoped there might have been an announcement by now, --but I havent read...
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