Jesmond book by Alan Morgan ISBN 9781857952001

Jesmond from mines to mansions book by Alan Morgan

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Jesmond from mines to mansions book by Alan Morgan
Today Jesmond is a magnet for night time revellers, with bars, restaurants, and taxis by the dozen. Hundreds of people are drawn there at the weekends. But this is just the latest way that Jesmond has re-invented itself. There's a many layered past just under the surface. 200 years ago there were fields, farms, streams, and Osborne Road was merely a track for wagons hauling coal from one of the local pits, just about where St George's Church is now. There was a Manor House, and some cottages, gardens, and a couple of popular inns down by the Ouseburn, and not a lot else. But a population explosion was coming and within the next century the railway arrived, lavish mansions and then terraces of flats and houses were built, the farm tracks and wagonways became roads. The streams now flowed beneath the cobbles. Some of the older inhabitants objected to the flood of newcomers, and their drinking habits - maybe things haven't changed so much? Jesmond has been home to the posh, the not so posh, industrial giants, workers, families and students, for quite some time now. It's still a leafy suburb and clues to the past are everywhere, as City Guide Alan Morgan's new book about Jesmond reveals. The new book is crammed with over 100 archive photos plus maps and plans to help explorers revisit the past, either on foot, or by armchair.120 pages softback. Written by Alan Morgan and published by Tynebridge Publishing ISBN 9781857952001

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Publisher Tyne Bridge Publishing
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Product Code 9781857952001
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