West Street


West Street was originally known as the Back Street. At one time it was called ‘The King’s Way behind the gardens’. It originally started at Half Moon Lane where there was a pant. Described as an ‘airy and pleasant road’ in 1812. It seems to have changed its name c1827. The street extended slowly southwards finally reaching the junction with Jackson Street in 1866.





Title:  16-24 West Street, Gateshead, 1971
Photographer:  Manders, Frank
Date:  24/3/1971
Reference Number:  GL001739
T. Mitchelson (Electrical) Ltd, White's Gown Factory



Title:  24-28 West Street, Gateshead, 1971
Photographer:  Manders, Frank
Date:  24/3/1971
Reference Number:  GL001734



Title:  30-32West Street, Gateshead, 1971
Photographer:  Manders, Frank
Date:  24/3/1971
Reference Number:  GL001735
Midland Bank Ltd

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Title:  34-38 West Street, Gateshead, 1971
Photographer:  Manders, Frank
Date:  24/3/1971
Reference Number:  GL001737



Title:  44-52 West Street, Gateshead showing Maccoy Memorial Fountain and Barclays Bank
Date:  Date Unknown
Reference Number:  GL005121
Barclays Bank was formerly the Mechanics Institute.






Barclays Bank, West Street, 1933 (formerly Mechanics Institute)
Date:  1/06/1933
Reference Number:  GL005114

  View of Barclays Bank, formerly Gateshead Mechanics Institute, on 1st June 1933 following damage by a frozen meat vehicle.

Here's The Mechanics Institute in better times


Mechanics' Institute, 40 West Street, Gateshead
Drawn by Lambert, M
Date:  1850
Reference Number:  GL005188










Title:  45-47 West Street, Gateshead, 1962
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  1962
Reference Number:  GL008646


Title:  45-79 West Street, Gateshead, 1965
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  5/4/1965
Reference Number:  GL006067
Shephards

Click link for photograph of 81-83 West Street but how about this but actually you can see part of it..it was then a chicken barbecue place



but isn't this a magnificent image to represent 81 West Street, Gateshead?
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Title:  49 West Street, Gateshead, 1962
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  1962
Reference Number:  GL008649


Title:  49-57 West Street, Gateshead, 1965
Photographer:  Davison, N.
Date:  5/4/1965
Reference Number:  GL006065
Shephards, Howard & Co













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