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If you have ever eaten bread in Britain, chances are you’ve tasted the output of Hull’s Rank Hovis Flour Mill. The facility opened in 1952 as Clarence Mill and closed in 2005. This mill was a direct replacement for one on … Continue reading
This is the Hebburn campus of South Tyneside College, which closed in 2011 owing to unsustainable upkeep costs. The full site was demolished in 2015.
For over five years Gateshead Council has been forcibly rehousing the residents of the Clasper Village Estate on the banks of the River Tyne. The estate was built in the 1960s and within 30 years had succumbed to problems created … Continue reading
The Victoria Viaduct spans the River Wear and was originally part of the Durham Junction Railway, later becoming part of the Leamside line. The bridge was opened in 1838 and is raised 120ft above the river. Passenger traffic ceased in … Continue reading
Wardley is now largely a residential area of Gateshead but was once home to a cluster of collieries which employed thousands in the area. It was officially opened in 1855 but boring operations had commenced at the beginning of the … Continue reading
There is a woeful amount of information on this site. There is some evidence that it was a WWII Ministry of Supply Ammunition Depot. The formation and construction of the bunkers is similar to other ammo storage sites both retired … Continue reading