This one was taken 110 years ago at the Quayside quite a few years before our famous 'Tyne Bridge' was built. Click the Link to view it.
Seeing the workers and children gives us an idea how tough life was for our ancestors.
This Gaumont newsreel documents the loading and unloading of ships on Newcastle Quayside using a steam winch. It is also a portrait of some of the young boys watching on the Quayside, many shoeless and dressed in ragged and mucky clothes. Title: Scenes on the Quayside. Gaumont A small crowd of men and young boys are on the Quayside, the Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge in the background, watching workers unload and load bales and crates onto a barge on the Tyne using a steam-powered winch. A steamer sails towards warehouses up the Tyne, one of which advertises Oxo on its wall. A hopper barge TIC No. 17 built by R. Stephenson & Co. at Hebburn for the Tyne Improvement Commissioners sails towards the Swing Bridge. A group portrait follows of young lads dressed in flat caps and mucky clothes, some without shoes, laughing and chatting as they are filmed.
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