Unseen Images of a 'lost'Tyneside

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), September 5, 2015 | Go to article overview

Unseen Images of a 'lost'Tyneside


Byline: Emily Meritt Reporter emily.meritt@trinitymirror.com

WE have more pictures of "lost" Tyneside for you, as seen through the camera of photographer Trevor Ermel.

Now retired, Trevor, 64, lived in Gateshead for over 50 years and started taking pictures in the 1960s when he was at school.

The Chronicle has published several selections of his work in recent months, and this latest group of images, again, focuses on Gateshead scenes from the later decades of the 20th century.

Trevor talked us through the latest selection of photographs printed here, starting top right.

"First up, we see the demolition of Stella South Power Station in 1995.

"Moving on, I often saw horses tethered on open ground near the river in Redheugh. This picture was taken in 1977, with the old Redheugh Bridge as a background."

"Meanwhile, my favourite picture from the National Garden Festival in Gateshead in 1990 is this one - a monorail train passing over the 'Red Army' in the Eslington section of the site "And finally, on the opposite page... before the new bus interchange on West Street was built the main bus station in central Gateshead was this one in Wellington Street, near Gateshead East railway station. The waiting passengers on the right look as though they are ready to board t h e coach for a day out."

Ex-Toon Liam born on See " Moving to the top left of this page, Trevor said: "Viewed from St. Cuthbert's Village in Gateshead in 1986, an InterCity 125 train comes over the King Edward Bridge in the background. Everything in the foreground of this photo has now disappeared.

"And next to it, among the discarded items from houses awaiting demolition in Fourth Street, Gateshead, in 1987, was this chair inscribed with the name of the previous owner - a young child, perhaps? A rather sad picture, I think.

"Moving on, we have this viaduct across Kingsway on the Team Valley Trading Estate, photographed in 1968, used to carry the National Coal Board line from Ravensworth Park drift mine. …

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