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Ward’s Di­rec­tory 1915-16

This First World War di­rec­tory cov­ers New­cas­tle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Shields, South Shields, Sun­der­land, Jar­row, Wallsend and ‘ad­ja­cent vil­lages’. With more than 1,500 pages of in­for­ma­tion, it nor­mally costs £17 from An­gu­line Re­search Ar­chives.

New­cas­tle in 1863

Reid’s Hand­book to New­cas­tle upon

Tyne, from 1863 is nor­mally priced at 19.14 from Ar­chive CD Books.

Early New­cas­tle Deeds

Orig­i­nally pub­lished in 1924, this dig­i­tal edi­tion costs £8 and is part of An­gu­line Re­search Ar­chives’ Northum­ber­land ma­te­rial.

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory 1921

This 817-page edi­tion cov­ers all of his­toric Northum­ber­land, and nor­mally costs £4.99 from Your Old Books & Maps.

Tyne & Wear Ar­chives

Fas­ci­nat­ing photo high­lights from the col­lec­tions of Tyne & Wear Ar­chives.

This month, , we have four com­plete prod­ucts – in­clud­ing mid- and post-WW1 di­rec­to­ries – from Ar­chive CD Books, Your Old Books & Maps and An­gu­line Re­search Ar­chives, plus an ar­ray of images from the col­lec­tions of Tyne & Wear Ar­chives.

Ward’s Di­rec­tory 1915-16

This First World War di­rec­tory

cov­ers New­cas­tle up­onp Tyne,y , Gateshead, North Shields, South Shields, Sun­der­land, Jar­row, Wallsend and ‘ad­ja­cent vil­lages’. The vol­ume has more than 1,500 pages of in­for­ma­tion and nor­mally costs £17 from An­gu­line Re­search Ar­chives. There are al­pha­bet­i­cal, street and trade di­rec­to­ries, as well as gazetteers of Northum­ber­land and Durham. You can ex­plore other Northum­ber­land ti­tles at an­gu­line.co.uk/northum.html.

New­castleN in 1863

Reid’s Hand­book to New­cas­tle upon Tyne, nor­mally priced at ¤ 119.14 from Ar­chive CD Books (archivecd­books.ie), was orig­i­nally pub­lished in 1863. It is a won­der­ful snap­shot of no­table places in the city, with in­for­ma­tion on in­dus­tries, in­sti­tu­tions and fa­mous peo­ple. There are more than 50 il­lus­tra­tions as well as maps and plans. To see more Northum­ber­land ti­tles, go to archivecd­books.ie/acat­a­log/nbl-nbhis­tory.html.

Early New­cas­tle Deeds

Early Deeds Re­lat­ing to New­cas­tle upon Tyne was orig­i­nally pub­lished in 1924 by the Sur­tees So­ci­ety – a group ded­i­cated to pub­lish­ing his­toric Northum­ber­land manuscripts. This dig­i­tal edi­tion costs £8 and is part of An­gu­line Re­search Ar­chives’ Northum­ber­land ma­te­rial ( an­gu­line.co.uk). It con­tains tran­scripts or ab­stracts (some in Latin, some in English) of four col­lec­tions of pre-Ref­or­ma­tion deeds re­lat­ing to New­cas­tle. Cov­er­ing the 12th to the 16th cen­turies, the deeds men­tion many names of peo­ple, mak­ing this book use­ful for fam­ily his­to­ri­ans as well as those in­ter­ested in the lo­cal his­tory of the city.

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory 1921

This 817- page edi­tion of Kelly’s

Di­rec­tory his­toriy cov­ers all of his­toric Northum­ber­land, and nor­mally costs £4.99 from Your Old Books & Maps (yourold­book­sandmaps.co.uk). The 1921 ti­tle doesn’t in­clude all of mod­ern Tyne & Wear, but does en­com­pass New­cas­tle, Hex­ham and more. As with all Kelly’s di­rec­to­ries there’s a Trades & Pro­fes­sions sec­tion, plus an al­pha­bet­i­cal name in­dex and gazetteer.

Tyne & Wear Ar­chives

Fi­nally, we have a host of fas­ci­nat­ing pho­to­graphs from Tyne & Wear Ar­chives in­clud­ing the one pic­tured left.

The cargo ship Rud­dbank ready for launch at the Dept­ford ship­yard of Sun­der­land Ship­builders Ltd, in

Novem­ber 1978

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