Newcastle Great Park

The commercial, housing and parkland development of Great Park, at the northern outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, began life at the start of the twenty first century. So there aren’t old photos and vintage footage of the old days, but some people have tried to capture the sights, sounds and struggles of a new settlement…

Old images of Cruddas Park

Enjoy vintage videos of Cruddas Park in Newcastle upon Tyne. Cruddas Park, usually considered part of Elswick, was named after George Cruddas, one of the co-founder of the nearby Elswick Works. George Cruddas Born about 1791 1847 – founding partner of Elswick Works (Elswick Ordnance Co) 1851 – engine builder living in Tynemouth with his family…