Mystery street solved…
Posted by Barry Cram on October 7, 2018, 7:12 am
I wasn't happy with saying that the following mystery street was Cobden Street, because the end building – on the right - juts out at a slight angle. |
Keep note that the remains of the terrace, near the yellow truck, has 14 top windows:
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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So, when the subject was brought up again, I looked into it further, and found that the street is, without doubt, Derby Street, Jarrow, which now has gardens where the paths used to be.
Here is some photographic proof:
This is the side of the house of St Pauls Road that sticks out at an angle, as viewed from Derby Street. Notice that it is the same property in each picture – even the old wire on the gable end is the same. Note some fancy brickwork can be seen way above the front door, under the eaves on each picture:
Derby Street, Jarrow, today – note the end house on right (in St Pauls Road), is jutting out at an angle. Also, note that the buildings under the red line are original with chimneys, and the houses attached to them are new, without need for chimneys. Also, notice the back yards of Percy Street, which can also be seen on the mystery picture:
Derby Street. We can see where the new houses (with no chimneys) were added to the old houses (with 6 chimneys), and can see the same 14 top windows in each pic. Just beyond the yellow vehicle, at the end of Derby Street, we can see the white fascia board at the top of the extention at the back of 99, St Pauls Road, which has side windows and a gate leading into Derby Street, and still there today; note, because of the angle, we cannot see the houses behind no.99:
Here we can see an optical illusion. The corner house on the angle to Derby Street, on the right, is actually no.124, St Pauls Road; and all that can be seen of south side of St Pauls Road, is a small part of the roof of no.93:
The following map shows the angle needed to prove that the mystery street in Norman’s photograph is Derby Street.
Here we can see a side-by-side view of the back of Percy Street, showing identical extensions in each pic.
The little window on the left, was bricked up, as can be seen on the modern photograph. Also, you will notice that the discoloured bricks on the wall around the little window tally in each shot:
Here we see the front of Percy Street, with the new buildings attached.
Also, it is fortunate for us that the old alarm is still sitting above the front door in the picture; also, as before, we can see matching patterns in the brickwork: