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Perhaps the green shoots of recovery are showing on Coatsworth Road. Two shops have reopened under new management in the last few days:


This one is on the corner of Claremont Street and has only been empty for a few months. It was previously a fruit shop:

I never get their idea of "refurbishment", they go to the expense of a new shop front and signage and then leave the second floor looking like a dilapidated old ruin :eek:hno:.

Surely arranging for a clean up and paint wouldn't be that expensive?
 

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I never get their idea of "refurbishment", they go to the expense of a new shop front and signage and then leave the second floor looking like a dilapidated old ruin :eek:hno:.

Surely arranging for a clean up and paint wouldn't be that expensive?
It's in progress. The Claremont Street wall has been started and I assume they will continue round on to the Coatsworth Road frontage.
 

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I never get their idea of "refurbishment", they go to the expense of a new shop front and signage and then leave the second floor looking like a dilapidated old ruin :eek:hno:.

Surely arranging for a clean up and paint wouldn't be that expensive?
They have obviously taken your comments to heart and the job is done:

DSCF7723_zps3b97fd0a by alfred stone, on Flickr

Now I am just wondering what price Ladbrooke's will give me on how long it will take some budding Banksy to deface it.
 

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'Del Boy's' and 'Steptoe & Son' second hand dealers on Coatsworth Road have both closed down and both premises up for rent.



Photo courtesy of Ken in a previous post.

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'Del Boy's' and 'Steptoe & Son' second hand dealers on Coatsworth Road have both closed down and both premises up for rent.

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The "To Let" sign has been up at Steptoes since they closed several weeks ago but Del Boys was operating as normal at lunchtime today when I passed and there is no sign above it.

There has been a fair amount of activity on Coatsworth Road recently. Superpie has been repainted and has a new logo of sorts, It is also under new management:

DSCF8238_zps149de8ab by alfred stone, on Flickr

These two shops have been painted and the To Let signs removed. There also has been some activity inside:

coatsworth1_zps1d3eff7c by alfred stone, on Flickr

The Deli-Licious looks inviting although I haven't seen any activity since the shop front was fitted:

coatsworth3_zpsaa9691b3 by alfred stone, on Flickr
 

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The "To Let" sign has been up at Steptoes since they closed several weeks ago but Del Boys was operating as normal at lunchtime today when I passed and there is no sign above it.
I passed at about 14.45 and was closed up. The reason I assumed both were closed is because the same people ran them Alf.

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Little snippet of information that I have on my hard drive :

The Jewish Cemetery was founded in 1835 when the Jewish Community in Newcastle purchased a plot of land, which at that time lay outside of the City Walls in an undeveloped area which was basically "countryside". However with the development and expansion of the Town Centre the Cemetery became jealously viewed by the developers of the time.

Plans were made for the area, including “The Tyne Theatre and Opera House”. Unhappy with the decision by Newcastle's Town Fathers to permit the development the Jewish Community appealed to the then Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, but to no avail and the plans were authorised.

However, as part of the ultimate agreement to sell off the Cemetery, a section measuring some 55 square yards was to be preserved as a testimonial to the fact that a Jewish Cemetery had been there. That is what remains to this day.


Found this on the Temple Street Synagogue @ http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/community/newcast_temple/index.htm

Official Name: Temple Street Synagogue
Address: Temple Street, Newcastle
Date Formed: 13 July 1838
Current Status: Closed about 1878
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Congregation Numbers: 1845 - congregation had about 33 adults and 33 children

Also this @ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=253&letter=N

in 1838, the first regular synagogue was erected in Temple street. By 1868 the synagogue had become too small for the increasing community, and another congregation was formed under the presidency of J. de Hart, a place of worship being acquired in Charlotte square. In 1873, through the efforts of the Rev. A. L. Green, an amalgamation was arranged between the two congregations. Six years later the foundation-stone of the United Synagogue was laid by De Hart, and the building, in Leazes Park Road, was consecrated in the following year (1880). At the present time (1904) the synagogue has 220 seat-holders. There are various charities, clubs, and friendly societies, besides a bet ha-midrash

Read more: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=253&letter=N#ixzz1GnBPyADD




Now I might be talking through my back side here, but as part of the deal to sell off the land the Jewish Community were granted their own cemetery that remains to this day in Hazlerigg.
I find it hard to believe that Bensham isn't mentioned in the Jewish Encyclopedia. It is after all the largest Jewish community outside of Poland I think?
 

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I find it hard to believe that Bensham isn't mentioned in the Jewish Encyclopedia. It is after all the largest Jewish community outside of Poland I think?

Do you have any information on the history (etc) of the Jewish area at Bensham, Squipper?

Strangely, not only is it not mentioned in the extract from the encyclopaedia that Steve is quoting from, it does not seem to have been covered on this forum yet, either!

We have discussed 'Jewish-related issues and history' quite often on the forum, but there is nothing about the Bensham area listed here . . .

JEWISH ISSUES (SYNAGOGUES/CEMETERIES, ETC) IN NEWCASTLE AND THE NORTH EAST . . .
B
Bernstones Jewellers of Blackett Street - The Jewish Family that opened it (See many other posts 'around' the first two listed below)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76986737&postcount=119
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=77007485&postcount=120
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=103785446&postcount=1147
Black Bull / Bodega Public House - Backing onto the 'Hidden Jewish Cemetery' on Westgate Road
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=87900562&postcount=2021
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=87907467&postcount=2027
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Cemetery - Jewish Cemetery in Newcastle at Thornton St/Peel Lane ('The Hidden Cemetery')
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74404805&postcount=913
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74406423&postcount=916
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74408073&postcount=919
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74413043&postcount=925
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74416621&postcount=927
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=87833927&postcount=2006
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=87834069&postcount=2007
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=87845340&postcount=2012
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Eskdale Terrace Synagogue, Jesmond, Newcastle
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74782185&postcount=1132
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74787807&postcount=1133
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74789765&postcount=1134
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Gateshead Jewish Settlements
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76962245&postcount=116
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Jewish Newcastle and 'St Johns Cemetery' in Elswick
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=77512993&postcount=1121
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Leazes Park Road Synagogue - Subsequently became 'Leazes Arcade' shopping, now residential accommodation
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=46490389&postcount=73
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=46490999&postcount=75
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=46492397&postcount=76
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=105456891&postcount=3953
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=105457083&postcount=3954
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North East Jewish Community Fades- A BBC News Article on 17th May 2011
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=77959654&postcount=2054
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Ravensworth Synagogue, Summerhill
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=74555941&postcount=952
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Thornton Street Synagogue
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76963157&postcount=117
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=77514081&postcount=1122
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The above listing is from the Index Thread under "J" for 'Jewish Issues', and there is also a reasonable sized listing about 'Bensham' (under "B" and under "G" for 'Gateshead') but the topic isn't listed in either of those.

It would be a useful subject to cover, because (as you say) it is quite a significant area.
 

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Do you have any information on the history (etc) of the Jewish area at Bensham, Squipper?

Strangely, not only is it not mentioned in the extract from the encyclopaedia that Steve is quoting from, it does not seem to have been covered on this forum yet, either!

We have discussed 'Jewish-related issues and history' quite often on the forum, but there is nothing about the Bensham area listed here . . .

The above listing is from the Index Thread under "J" for 'Jewish Issues', and there is also a reasonable sized listing about 'Bensham' (under "B" and under "G" for 'Gateshead') but the topic isn't listed in either of those.

It would be a useful subject to cover, because (as you say) it is quite a significant area.
Strangely enough there is a Wikipedia article about the Bensham Jewish community:

The community was established at the end of the 19th century when Eastern European Jewish refugees, Eliezer Adler and Zachariah Bernstone chose to leave the Newcastle upon Tyne congregation, which they viewed as too lenient in religious matters, and crossed the river to set up a new synagogue.[2] Following the Holocaust, Gateshead became home to the largest Orthodox Jewish education complex in postwar Europe, and the most significant outside of the United States and Israel. This can partly be attributed to the arrival of Orthodox Jewish refugees who were fleeing the European mainland during the Nazi era. As a result, Gateshead became an important centre of Torah Judaism.
The Gateshead Talmudical College is an important and well known Haredi advanced yeshiva in Gateshead attracting students from all over the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_North_East_England
 

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New Links (x 3) added to the Index.

There is a 'similar quote' to that given above already listed at the link in the Index to "Gateshead Jewish Settlements" (see my extract) but NOTHING more than a short quote, and of course there are three links to 'Bernstones' Jewellers Shop!
Yep, I saw that, here's an interesting Wiki page on Eliezer Adler
Eliezer Adler, born in 1866, was the founder of the Jewish Community in Gateshead, England. In honor of his historical importance, his seat in the Gateshead synagogue remains vacant.[1]
Eliezer Adler arrived in Liverpool, England in 1882 at the age of 15 as an orphan looking for a better financial support for himself and his widowed mother.
He moved to Newcastle upon Tyne and when his mother died, he needed a minyan (quorum) for memorial services. Being that the Newcastle synagogues were not up to his religious standard, Eliezer crossed the bridge to Gateshead for religious services. This eventually led to the establishment of the "Shomrei Shabbos" synagogue in 1887, the cheder (school) in 1912, Gateshead Talmudical College 1929, Gateshead Kollel in 1941, The Jewish Teachers Training College for Girls in 1944.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliezer_Adler

Found another entry on Bensham community:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Gateshead.htm

Still think it's odd it isn't in the Jewish Wiki.
 

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Gateshead Jewish Community

Yep, I saw that, here's an interesting Wiki page on Eliezer Adler



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliezer_Adler

Found another entry on Bensham community:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Gateshead.htm

Still think it's odd it isn't in the Jewish Wiki.
Text from last website http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Gateshead.htm

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One of the reasons that I have made any reference to things from it on other posts on this forum, in particular "Religious Buildings thread"

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Currently the community is about 4000 strong - it's doubled in size since the early 90s. It helped when the Sunderland Yeshiva closed and effectively merged with the Ncl one. It's now one of the world leading Jewish theological colleges [with more of an academic 'bent'].
 

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Do you have any information on the history (etc) of the Jewish area at Bensham

Strangely, not only is it not mentioned in the extract from the encyclopaedia that Steve is quoting from, it does not seem to have been covered on this forum yet, either!

We have discussed 'Jewish-related issues and history' quite often on the forum, but there is nothing about the Bensham area listed here . . .
You will be hard pressed to find much information on the "Bensham" Jewish community as they all refer to themselves as Gateshead Jews. Until the "new" synagogue was built on Bewick Road in 1938 its predecessors had all been in the Teams area. Redheugh Bridge Road, Prest Street, Corbitt Street and I think there was another one but I have forgotten it for the moment. The 1911 census shows most of the Jews living in the Teams close to the various synagogues and they obviously didn't migrate to Bensham until the Bewick Road synagogue was built. As I have mentioned elsewhere "They Docked at Newcastle and Wound up in Gateshead" by Millie Donbrow is as good a place as any to start find out about the Jews in Gateshead. I just regret I haven't got a copy.
 

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Bewick Rd synagogue and other educational/religious buildings, Gateshead

You will be hard pressed to find much information on the "Bensham" Jewish community as they all refer to themselves as Gateshead Jews. Until the "new" synagogue was built on Bewick Road in 1938 its predecessors had all been in the Teams area. Redheugh Bridge Road, Prest Street, Corbitt Street and I think there was another one but I have forgotten it for the moment. The 1911 census shows most of the Jews living in the Teams close to the various synagogues and they obviously didn't migrate to Bensham until the Bewick Road synagogue was built. As I have mentioned elsewhere "They Docked at Newcastle and Wound up in Gateshead" by Millie Donbrow is as good a place as any to start find out about the Jews in Gateshead. I just regret I haven't got a copy.
Follow up to the above post from Alf Stone some pictures of the synagogue building on Bewick Rd, taken by myself 15/05/12

But first a screen print of Google Map image showing the building, located on Bewick Rd, at junction with Rectory Rd, also showing showing some of the Jewish Community education buildings including Gateshead Talmudical College, Windermere Street.



My 15/05/12 pictures









and 29/10/13



These from myself 15/05/13 of the Windermere St Gateshead Talmudical College building





Further 12 pictures of Gateshead Jewish education buildings can be seen on this website http://www.picturesofgateshead.co.uk/jewish_community/

The synagogue has in recent years been involved with a "land swap" with Gateshead Council resulting in land for a future extension being made available set against improvements made to the adjacent park area

Images hosted on Photobucket

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Adams Continental Foods 137 - 141 Coatsworth Road Gateshead NE8 1SQ

Proposed change of use of first and second floors to community centre, works to roof and facade including new shop front and windows, installation of dormer windows to the front and rear and new bin store to the rear.


Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps

Directly across from the new Tesco store (Honeysuckle)

DC/13/01399/FUL
 
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