Category Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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Merrial Street

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.  

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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 … Continue reading

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