Date of photograph...
Posted by Barry Cram on January 11, 2018, 6:22 am, in reply to "Grange Rd Station Hotel, Caledonian St etc demolition"
Hello Mac, |
As you rightly pointed out, the clock on the Town Hall appeared in 1951 and the shopping centre was opened in 1961; therefore, the photograph was taken between 1951 and 1961.
The sign above the Station Hotel window says, supplied by James Deuchar, Ltd.
James Deuchar and Sons, the Monkwearmouth brewery, Bonnersfield, Sunderland, was taken over by Newcastle breweries in 1956.
Also, I found adverts for Hardy & Co., still at 3-5 King Street, South Shields, up to 1956, but not after that date; therefore, I think this following photograph, was taken 1956, or earlier.
Following, is a Paul Perry photograph (dated 1958: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/jarrow-from-old-photographs-13204320 ), which shows that the Station Hotel, and adjoining shops, along with the Shopping Centre (under construction), co-existed for a short while. Although the photographs above and below are similar in view, the following is obviously a few years later, as the white sign is missing from the Station Hotel, and the wording of the signwriting above the window has slightly changed (because Newcastle brewery bought the company) – Newcastle Breweries took over James Deuchar, Ltd., and it seems they kept it running under the same name, to supply their pubs.
Jordi, you remember going into the derelict Station Hotel. As you were born in 1952, and the pub was still extant in 1958, and demolished before 1961, you could have been aged between 6 and 9 years old when inside the old, derelict pub. The Vikings Statue, that now stand where the Station Hotel once stood, was unveiled 17 February 1962.