Inside Newcastle Central Station, 1948

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Where: Centurion bar, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DG, UK

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When: 01 May 1948

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View inside a busy Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 1948 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/1514). Adverts for toothpaste and toffee vie for attention.

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.

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    • 23/Jul/2017 14:12:46

    When I started my first ever job in 1976, I had to go by train to central station and then walk up Westgate Road, to Rutherford Street and Bath Lane. I worked at the printers, Co-operative Press. This scene reminds me of all the times I had to race through the old station to catch my train home, my short cut was to race down Rutherford Street, across the road, down Pink Lane, straight through the main entrance and through to the platforms going to the coast. The ticket collectors on the gate always held the gate for me, or egg me on to "hurry". Happy days.

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