23 retro photos of Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside through the decades

What do you recognise in the North East's past?

In 1625, a Sir William Benton considered Newcastle’s quayside, “the finest quay in England” a sentiment many still share today.

But the Quayside has undergone a lot of change since the 1600s. Once a hub of industry with factories, shipyards and docks lining the riverside, today it looks very different.

Now home to numerous arts venues, restaurants and bars, the only constant looks to have been the Sunday market which has stood the test of time.

From the destruction of the Great Fire of Newcastle to the old pubs that no longer stand let's look back at the Quayside's history.

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