Superb idea, it really could be Gateshead's beating heart. Shame that the only pub on it shut down though.Coatsworth Road to be restored to Victorian splendour:
mouseprice.com has figures for average household income on a postcode basis. NE8 at £15,846 is one of the poorest areas in Gateshead and only fractionally better off than the most-deprived NE10.There must be quite a lot of very poor people living near the Coatsworth Road in order to make flea-market style second hand shops like those make a living!
Following my posting Page 23 # 445 dated 9/12/11 on this topic, below are 2 scans of article on page 25 of Evening Chronicle 25 January 2012
Within article it states:-
£ 1.9 million grant awarded to this area for 5 year transformation. Only project in North East. Looking for firms to participate in Pilot Scheme.
Very good reason it looks different today as pictures in article taken from different view point , right one looking north , the other south