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Fascinating - a real education
on 31 July 2007
This is a cracking book.
It has some really brilliant old photographs & map plans of Newcastle inside, as well as explaining the derivations of the street names in the city.
It is divided into sections ( for example; "From Neville Street to Blackett Street" & "North Of Blackett Street") with various photographs for the specific area of Newcastle being discussed,coupled with,as already mentioned, an explanation of the various derivations of the street names in question.
It may only be forty seven pages long but it is well worth getting a hold of.
Its a slice of fascinating local history,with an introduction by the very interesting John Grundy (the ex teacher & local history / architecture buff off the telly) it really is a superb little book.