Category: Newcastle-under-Lyme history
A Jolly Secret in the Heart of Newcastle – aka Liverpool Road
Jollie’s Art shop is the creative hub of Newcastle. It is well worth the few extra steps from the High Street and Ironmarket to venture into this older part of the town which although much changed, nevertheless sits on the footprint of Newcastle’s medieval town centre. It is Jollies by name and Jolly by nature.…
Merrial Street corner with High street. Meet the local students on their way into town from Newcastle College. Hoods are for warmth here! Carlton House dates back to 1769 with a mid 19th century addition and is listed grade 2. Do you have any idea who ‘JS’ is? I would love to hear from you.…
Church Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
This is the top of Church Street where it meets Newcastle High St at Red Lion Square. The ‘Art of Siam’ replaced a Tudor timber framed building once occupied by the ‘Three Tuns’ public house, Clement Wains original chemist (which moved over the road) and Moody’s Saddlery. The former two storey building with its four…
Ironmarket in Summer
This is a selection of images from the drawing ‘Ironmarket in Summer’ which was awarded a prize by the Friends of the Borough Museum and Gallery, Autumn 2013. Box sets of 10 postcards of cropped images taken from this drawing are available to buy from Bellini’s Italian Cafe on Pepper St, Newcastle and in the…
Garden Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Garden Street sits at right angles to Well Street and is the older of these two terraces. There are 11 years between the two, Garden Street with a date stone of 1886and Well Street dated 1897 (year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee). Looking at the street more closely from left to right, the corner turns…
Well St corner with Garden St, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The east end of Well Street, Citizens Advice Bureau. Pen and ink drawing, egg tempera wash with earth pigments. Below, the gable end forms the hinge on the corner with Garden Street.
Well Street, South Side, Newcastle-under-Lyme
To the left of the drawing, there is a set of double gates where the George Inn once used to stand. Mr Cooke can remember his parents running the pub during the early 60’s when there was a large Polish and Italian community living around Well Street. He recalls his mother decorating the Snug with…
Well Street (north side) Newcastle-under-Lyme
Well Street is a handsome street, with elegant brick details over the window and door openings. This is the western-most end, where it begins, next to Barracks Road. Somewhere along this part of the street, Bricknells cigarette and sweet shop could be found selling lovely home made lollies and ice cream. Locals recall that Well…
Well Street in colour, North side, No’s 13, 15, 17, 19, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Egg tempera wash over pen and ink drawing.
Well Street, North side, no’s 13, 15, 17 & 19, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Red and blue brick terraced houses built to accommodated the senior Militia staff of the Barracks. No’s 17 and 19 Well Street, still with their original windows. Newcastle-under-Lyme conservation area. Pen and ink wash drawing on cartridge paper.