Old Images of Dunston, Gateshead

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Glimpse history through old images of Dunston, Gateshead, in North East England.

Old picture of Dunston Hill, drawn around 1795
Old picture of Dunston Hill, drawn around 1795. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old colourised photo of shipping on the River Tyne at Dunston, taken around 1890.
Old colourised photo of shipping on the River Tyne at Dunston, taken around 1890. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900
Old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900
Closeup of an old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900
Closeup of an old photo of Redheugh Hall, Dunston, in 1900. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old colourised picture of Dunston Lodges
Old colourised picture of Dunston Lodges, undated. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of Christ Church in Dunston, taken around 1905
Old photo of Christ Church in Dunston, taken around 1905. The building was demolished in 1976 due to subsidence problems. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of The Avenue, Dunston, taken in 1910
Old photo of The Avenue, Dunston, taken in 1910. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the old asylum at Dunston, taken around 1910
Old photo of the old asylum at Dunston, taken around 1910. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of the Dunston street where the asylum stood, taken around 1910
Closeup of an old photo of the Dunston street where the asylum stood, taken around 1910. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club
Old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club, showing the Nicholas Politis English & Foreign Produce shop, advertising "Foreign Money Exchanged"
Closeup of an old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club, showing the Nicholas Politis English & Foreign Produce shop, advertising “Foreign Money Exchanged”. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club
Closeup of an old photo of road works outside the Dunston Post Office and New Club. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of a loaded ship (probably with coke) at the Dunston docks, taken around 1920
Old photo of a loaded ship (probably with coke) at the Dunston docks, taken around 1920. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s
Old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s
Closeup of an old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s
Closeup of an old photo of Ellsion Road in Dunston, taken in the mid 1920s. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of (volunteers at?) the Dunston Soup Kitchen, taken around 1926
Old photo of (volunteers at?) the Dunston Soup Kitchen, taken around 1926. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of workers at Dunston's Power Station, taken in the 1930s
Old photo of workers at Dunston’s Power Station, taken in the 1930s. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930
Old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930, at the junction of Ellison Road and King George Avenue, with the Methodist Church to the right. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930, at the junction of Ellison Road and King George Avenue
Closeup of an old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930, at the junction of Ellison Road and King George Avenue. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Closeup of an old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930, at the junction of Ellison Road and King George Avenue, with the Methodist Church to the right
Closeup of an old photo of the War Memorial in Dunston, taken around 1930, at the junction of Ellison Road and King George Avenue, with the Methodist Church to the right. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Dunston's Methodist church teenage drama group on stage around 1930
The label under this amateur dramatic stage performance reads : “LAYING DOWN THE LAW. Dame Scarlet (Miss M. Hayton) wielding a club to good effect in a scene from “The King of Sherwood” given by Dunston Primitive Methodist Church Young People’s Operatic Society. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo postcard of Hexham Road in Dunston, which was posted in 1931
Old photo postcard of Hexham Road in Dunston, which was posted in 1931. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old aerial photo of the Dunston industrial area next to the River Tyne, taken in 1939
Old aerial photo of the Dunston industrial area next to the River Tyne, taken in 1939, the year World War II broke out. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the interior of St Nicholas's Church in Dunston, taken around 1945, the year World War II ended
Old photo of the interior of St Nicholas’s Church in Dunston, taken around 1945, the year World War II ended. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old colourised photo of the Staithes at Dunston, busy with ships
Old colourised photo of the Staithes at Dunston, busy with ships. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old aerial photo of the Dunston Power Station next to the River Tyne
Old aerial photo of the Dunston Power Station next to the River Tyne, taken for the Electrical Times Power Station Series. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Old photo of Dunston's Power Station, taken from across the River Tyne around 1950
Old photo of Dunston’s Power Station, taken from across the River Tyne around 1950. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Old photo of the Dunston Power Station, taken around 1950
Old photo of the Dunston Power Station, taken around 1950. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.
Old photo of Dunston Power Station
Old photo of Dunston Power Station. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of Rendel Street, Dunston
Old photo of Rendel Street, Dunston. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the Dunston staithes, taken in 1965
Old photo of the Dunston staithes, taken in 1965. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of Dunston Power Station from across the River Tyne, in the back lane of Clara Street, Benwell, in 1967 or 1968
Old photo of Dunston Power Station from across the River Tyne, in the back lane of Clara Street, Benwell, in 1967 or 1968. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of The Rocket housing tower, with the nearby flats and retail units, taken in 1973
Old photo of The Rocket housing tower, with the nearby flats and retail units, taken in 1973. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the Clayton & Davie ship breakers yard at Dunston
Old photo of the Clayton & Davie ship breakers yard at Dunston, maybe in the 1980s. Notice the view across the River Tyne – all those industrial buildings are long gone! From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Old photo of the CWS Soapworks on the River Tyne at Dunston, taken in 1995
Old photo of the CWS Soapworks on the River Tyne at Dunston, taken in 1995. From the archives of the Newcastle Libraries’ Collections/Flikr.

Archive Film of Dunston

In 1935, a timber yard was completely destoyed by fire, even though the firefighters battled for five hours to get the emergency under control.

The flames were so high at one point, a nearby street was under threat. Even the nearby River Tyne started to steam, as temperatures rocketed.

While the newsreel records the terrible damage to the site, it also gives us the tiniest of glimpses of the ships nearby, and buildings on the other side of the Tyne in Newcastle’s West End riverfront.

Saw Mills Fire At Dunston News In A Nutshell (1935) – British Pathé on YouTube


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