When Newcastle past meets Newcastle present
Our striking photographs show what happens when past meets present.
We see the Tyne Bridge, Worswick Street and Carliol Square in images where old and new Newcastle scenes are blended together.
The pictures are some of the latest offerings from a Facebook page called Time Travel Photography.
It was set up last year by Stuart McCabe, a law student at Northumbria University, who lives in Bedlington, Northumberland.
The site features then-and-now images from Newcastle and other locations in Northumberland.
Stuart said: “The aim of the page is to bring people closer to their Tyneside pasts.
“Through the fusion of old photos and modern technology, the people from yesterday can again walk on the streets of today.”
Here, for example, we see Carliol Square. Wander down there today and there’s no trace of the feared old gaol that once loomed large. It stood from the 1820s until its closure and demolition in 1925.
The gaol consisted of radiating wings surrounded by a 25-foot wall and central tower, giving warders a view on to the enclosed courtyard below.
Stuart’s artwork shows where the vanished jail stood in relation to the modern-day scene.
Not far from Carliol Square is Worswick Street. Generations of folk would catch the bus here to destinations in the South of our region. Opened in 1929, the station operated until 1998.
The structure still stands today, but parked cars fill the spaces where buses once took on board passengers. Stuart’s photo shows ghostly bus travellers from the past still queuing.
And finally, the unusual image of a flock of sheep under the Tyne Bridge is a reminder of past times when livestock going to market was a common Newcastle sight.
Stuart said: “The photos and my Facebook page are basically a hobby.
“It started when I did some research for a family history project. I enjoyed doing it, and took it from there.
“Now, I seek out old Tyneside photos and combine them with modern photos of the same location.
“A lot of the pictures I use are from Victorian and Edwardian times. Some are from World War I, some later.
“My aim is to help people get closer to their past.”
Check out Stuart McCabe’s page Time Travel Photography on Facebook www.facebook.com/TimeTravelPhotography1