A view of Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1966. The photograph shows the Christmas decorations on Northumberland Street. The shops on the left-hand side of Northumberland Street include ‘H. Samuel’ ‘F. W. Woolworths’ and ‘Fenwick’s’. The shops on the right-hand side include ‘Amos Atkinson’ and ‘Littlewoods’. (Newcastle Libraries)A view of Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1966. The photograph shows the Christmas decorations on Northumberland Street. The shops on the left-hand side of Northumberland Street include ‘H. Samuel’ ‘F. W. Woolworths’ and ‘Fenwick’s’. The shops on the right-hand side include ‘Amos Atkinson’ and ‘Littlewoods’. (Newcastle Libraries)
A view of Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1966. The photograph shows the Christmas decorations on Northumberland Street. The shops on the left-hand side of Northumberland Street include ‘H. Samuel’ ‘F. W. Woolworths’ and ‘Fenwick’s’. The shops on the right-hand side include ‘Amos Atkinson’ and ‘Littlewoods’. (Newcastle Libraries) | NL

11 festive photos of Newcastle during Christmas through the decades

Let’s take a look back at Newcastle’s Christmas past.

Christmas is a time to get out the old photos and start reminiscing on years gone by. So we’re here to help.

Here are 11 wonderful photos of Christmastimes past, spanning the cold winter streets, festive light displays and more.

No matter how much time passes winter always brings children playing in the snow and the iconic Fenwick’s winter display. Northumberland Street has changed a lot over the years but it’s still instantly recognisable with its festival lights.

Some prefer Newcastle in the winter when everything’s all cosy and festive. So let’s get in that Christmas spirit as we take a look through these photographs.

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