11 historic photographs showing life in Whitley Bay over a century ago

Let’s go back as far as the late 19th Century and look at life in Whitley Bay.

What do you think life was like in Whitley Bay in the late 19th Century? What about the early 20th Century?

Here we have 11 incredible black and white photographs depicting life over 100 years ago, courtesy of Newcastle Libraries.

Beach life hasn’t changed all that much. We have photos of families relaxing on the beach and playing in the rock pools.

The Spanish City was thriving then and looks rather striking in black and white.

Take a look and let us know what you recognise.

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