New­cas­tle’s Bigg Mar­ket of 35 years ago

The Chronicle - - Nostalgia -

A pleas­ant early-Au­tumn day cap­tured this week 35 years ago in New­cas­tle’s fa­mous Bigg Mar­ket.

In the cen­tre of the scene is the Ruther­ford Me­mo­rial Foun­tain, erected in 1894 in hon­our of the epony­mous Vic­to­rian preacher and ed­u­ca­tion­al­ist.

The mon­u­ment was moved fur­ther up the street from here in 1998.

Also in the photo is the long­gone eaterie, Mother Tucker’s; up­stairs is the much-missed Ru­pali In­dian res­tau­rant; and the sign for the now-de­parted Peter Alan menswear store can be seen.

The Bee­hive pub, how­ever, on the cor­ner of High Bridge is still alive and kick­ing in 2018.

Bigg Mar­ket, Septem­ber, 1983

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