A photograph of the Bigg Market on market day taken c.1972. The view is looking across to the left-hand side of the Bigg Market.A photograph of the Bigg Market on market day taken c.1972. The view is looking across to the left-hand side of the Bigg Market.
A photograph of the Bigg Market on market day taken c.1972. The view is looking across to the left-hand side of the Bigg Market. | NL

13 retro photos of Bigg Market in Newcastle through the decades

Let's look through a visual history of Newcastle's Bigg Market.

Dating back to the Middle Ages, the Bigg Market got its name from the variety of barley which was sold there.

Once a busting market street, the Bigg Market is now a hub of Newcastle's nightlife lined with bars, restaurants and takeaway shops.

The street also boasts over 30 listed buildings.

Here are 13 photos showing the history of one of Newcastle's best known streets - let us know what you recognise.

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