32 of the finest photos take you back to Newcastle in 1967

Newcastle has undergone a lot of change in the past 57 years- just look at this collection of photos.

In 1967 the city was undergoing a lot of change. Houses were being demolished in the West End and the old Scotswood Bridge was being taken apart.

The city centre streets are recognisable, but so much has happened since the buildings were occupied by these shops and pubs.

It was the year the first North Sea gas was pumped ashore and the Victorian City Library on New Bridge Street was tragically torn down to make way for John Dobson Street. Just imagine if that beautiful building was still around today.

It was a great year for music. Sandie Shaw famously won Eurovision barefoot representing the UK with Puppet on a String in 1967 and The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

For Newcastle United, the 1966/67 season saw them finish 20th in the First Division. The following season things started to pick up, however, with the Magpies finishing 10th.

Sign up for NewcastleWorld’s free email newsletters to read the latest headlines and breaking news alerts Here we have 32 incredible photos of the year in question, thanks to Newcastle Libraries.

So take a look and see what life was like 57 years ago.

Let us know your memories, or the things you wish were still around today.

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