A view of Castle Stairs Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. The view shows one of the landings on Castle Stairs which leads to the next flight of stairs. In the foreground to the left is part of the Castle walls. In the background can be seen part of a restored building which backs onto Castle Stairs.A view of Castle Stairs Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. The view shows one of the landings on Castle Stairs which leads to the next flight of stairs. In the foreground to the left is part of the Castle walls. In the background can be seen part of a restored building which backs onto Castle Stairs.
A view of Castle Stairs Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. The view shows one of the landings on Castle Stairs which leads to the next flight of stairs. In the foreground to the left is part of the Castle walls. In the background can be seen part of a restored building which backs onto Castle Stairs.

23 nostalgic Newcastle pictures to take you back to 1988 and 1989

Do you remember life in the North East in the late 1980s?

Here we have 23 incredible photos showing life in Newcastle in 1988 and 1989.

They paint a bright picture of the North East almost 40 years ago- the city looks green and vibrant.

There's a particular focus on Grey Street and Grainger Market in this retro so let's see how much the city has changed through the decades.

In 1988, new licensing laws permitted pubs to be open all day in England and Wales.

Closer to home, 1988 was the year a 21-year-old Gazza left Newcastle United and joined Tottenham Hotspur for a British record fee of £2.2m.