Up by Haymarket and Newcastle University in 1970.Up by Haymarket and Newcastle University in 1970.
Up by Haymarket and Newcastle University in 1970. | Torday

21 retro photos capturing life in Newcastle in the 1970s

Let's take a look back at life in Newcastle in the 1970s.

The 1970s was a very different time for Newcastle.

While David Bowie topped the charts, Malcolm MacDonald began his career at Newcastle United and still to this day remains one of the Toon's favourite strikers.

At the beginning of the decade, Tyneside's industries characterised the life of the city. But as the decade waned so did the coal mines and shipyards.

Although recognisable, the streets of Newcastle looked very different 50 years ago.

Buildings lining Dean Street were in a state of disrepair and Northumberland Street was still a busy road. But Fenwick still stands in the same spot today, as does the towering Tynemouth Priory.

Take a look through these 21 photos and let us know what you recognise.

At the beginning of the decade, Tyneside's industries characterised the life of the city. But as the decade waned so did the coal mines and shipyards.

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