Each page, except those stated below, has an "emblem goat", used, at one time, by the Local Authority before this,
the current Gate and Helmet design and, still, by many local institutions and groups.
The exceptions are Windmill Hills which has a windmill, Windy Nook which has a burning brand, Heworth has a cup and coins, Rabbit Banks has a rabbit, Parks has oak leaves Bridges has a bridge, Angel of the North has an angel, Felling Town Centre has a tree stump and Pawnbrokers has three balls
Here's a couple of badges with the goat design
This website features material from
*The iSee website*
now replaced by
this new site
Click the link and then put in the internal search facility whatever you're looking for
The Felling Heritage Group brings you this online collection of photographs and information based on
The number of iSee photographs used on this site has been reduced, and continues to be reduced at the request of Gateshead Local Studies who present their now watermarked image collection online here. Non watermarked images can be used if bought from the Council.. details below on this page. If this site inspires you to see more go to the Council's website
*TFHG's own collection based on the original*
collection of Peter Hayward
*Iconic pictures with, wherever possible, a link to
the source website,and including some by members
of The Felling Heritage Group
* Youtube Videos*
and a number of other diverse sources...
Go here to see a fabulous, jaw dropping
....This one is from the Beamish collection of photos. It is of James Burke and a BBC crew filming the Gateshead No 10 Tram at Beamish
and including other non/out of copyright photographs and copyrighted photographs, with permission
or by the author of this website
- Here's a pic just cos' it's nice and sets the scene
L. Pashby's Store, 9 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead c1909.
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iSee was a two year project (2005-2007) to digitise non/out of copyright images contained in Gateshead's Local Studies' collection. The project was funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Gateshead's photograph collection includes over 10,000 images of the Gateshead Borough from the 1860s onwards. The collection, it's said, forms a unique social and political history of Gateshead, its people and its surroundings.
Project staff and volunteers digitised and researched over 5000 images for the project. Although the project has officially ended, volunteers have continued to work with the collection, scanning and adding more images each week.
The Hayward collection specifically about The Felling district was also gathered over many years and now features
in the regular history exhibitions staged by
The Felling Heritage Group
which is willing to stage exhibitions, on request
As stated above the iSee Gateshead historic picture collection is now on
- The website you're now viewing has a lot of photographs of houses, pubs and schools and one major function is so that the local area can be seen by genealogists from around the World. Jon Bratton, the main author of this website, made himself familiar with the internal search facility of the iSee website and was able to answer queries raised. It was the non-findability of the website's content by Google that prompted the development of this website. If you are a genealogist wanting to see where your ancestors lived, and can't find what you're looking for, email to email@example.com
Title: 44-54 High Street, Gateshead, c1889
by Knowles, W.H.
Reference Number: GL004052
Harrison's Cooperage, Thos. Ryan Butcher, our first Lidl store, John Wood
A Plug for a Pal
Gateshead Council's Local History Library of photographs is extensive but unfortunately it is largely unsearchable on the internet. Here's an explanation as to the lack of searchability
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The lack of house-building during the First
World War had caused a serious shortage of housing across Great Britain.
In 1919 the Addison Acts required local authorities to assess housing
needs and to built new houses for rent.
In the 1920s new estates were built at Carr Hill, Bensham, Lobley
Hill, Old Fold, Wrekenton and Deckham Hall. All houses were to have a
scullery, larder, coal store, bath and indoor w.c. The new estates had
wide streets lined with trees and were very different from the cramped
terraces people were used to.
The Council also had to address the poor housing conditions in the
town centre. The worst areas were close to the river where overcrowding
and risk of disease was at its worst. (Taylor, S. & Lovie, D. 2004)
Under the Housing Act of 1930, the Council was given much greater
legal power to deal with slum housing. The Act meant that whole areas of
housing could be demolished and between 1932 and 1935 many of the
streets in and around the town centre were acquired by compulsory
purchase order and demolished. (Manders, 1973)
House-building came to a stop during the Second World War and
overcrowding in Gatesehead once again became a big problem. After the
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war the Council set to work building new estates at Highfield and Blue
Quarries and later at Beacon Lough and Cedars Green.
However, by the mid 1950s there was a serious shortage of
traditional building materials and during the 1950s and 1960s concrete
was used to build modern ‘high rise’ housing. The new building schemes
were combined with a vigorous programme of slum clearance and by 1970s
rows of terraces in Bensham, the Teams area and Central Gateshead had
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"St Cuthberts Village will remain forever as the most monstrous failure of the Architect's/Town Planners/ Housing Allocation professions"
Jon Bratton, a Gateshead lad
In almost every iconic picture of Newcastle, historically,
it is Gateshead that occupies the foreground.
Currently, because of the Sage, Millennium Bridge and
the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, it is, often, the
other way round
Back of the net !
A very large number of the photographs in the Council collection were taken as part of mass slum clearance by the Council after legislation in 1930 empowered them to compulsory purchase sub standard housing. This website will carry some of the hundreds of such photos, for the benefit of genealogists and will direct them to the Gateshead Council website
Good examples like the following, drammed up for effect, will be included
Sought after property in up and coming
A Tenement you've always dreamed of. Fabulous river view. Dead handy for The Toon
Needs some work, big styley