Streets of Hebburn ~ Morrison Court…
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MORRISON COURT: See ARGYLE STREET FLATS. |
Named after: Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth, CH, PC. British Labour politician who held a variety of senior positions in the Cabinet.
Argyle Street Flats: High-rise flats, which were bordered on the west by Caledonian Street, the north by Wagonway Road, the south by Argyle Street, and the east by the railway line.
They consisted of - from west to east: Maxton Court and Summerskill Court, which overlooked Caledonian Street and the Quay School; then Shinwell Court, and Morrison Court, which reached down to the railway, almost touching the present Walsh Avenue. These flats were built on land previously occupied by - west to east: McIntyre Street, Hedley Street, Dunston Street, Edmund Street, Phillip Street and Whiteburn Street.
In 1850, Argyle Street was five fields: all arable land, known as ‘West Long Field’, ‘Second Long Field’, ‘Third Long Field’, ‘Fourth Long Field’, and ‘The Long Field’; all occupied by John Redhead, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Morrison Court photo taken 1975 showing a corner of the 'Quay Board School' with 'Palmer's' on the 'Low Rd'.
Thanks to Jackie Jackson (maiden name).
Mark Batey sent this blurred photo of his sister Andrea & pals in Morrison Court 1977.
These were known as School St Flats.
Photographs courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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