Your ‘Then & Now’ are an excellent and important archive for us and future generations – thank you for that and well done.
The house showing up between the trees, on your ‘Now’ image, is no.31, Cuthbert Street, and was my dad, Davy Cram’s, last address… I sent many letters there.
It’s nice that the Council let the clinic wall remain standing.
Another example of a piece of old building deliberately left standing is the stone entrance way into the late Social Security Office for the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance (later the DHSS, demolished c.1975), on Park Road, Jarrow.
I wonder why, in some instances, when historic buildings are demolished, that parts are deemed worthy to be left standing as trophies, yet not in other instances. I would rather the whole, historic buildings had remained.
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