From Flickr: “Tyne Bridge and Newcastle Quayside, 1950” by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

September 1, 2015 Uncategorized

View of the Tyne Bridge and Newcastle Quayside from Gateshead, July 1950 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/5080B).

Tyne & Wear Archives presents a series of images taken by the Newcastle-based photographers Turners Ltd.

The firm had an excellent reputation and was regularly commissioned by local businesses to take photographs of their products and their premises. Turners also sometimes took aerial and street views on their own account and many of those images have survived, giving us a fascinating glimpse of life in the North East of England in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email

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