These books may be ordered by telephone (as availability is limited) on 0191 2774174.

To check for availability by email please contact tynebridge@newcastle.gov.uk.

The Art of Mining: Thomas Hair's watercolours of the Great Northern Coalfield by Douglas Glendinning, published in 2000

These delicate and evocative colour images of the Great Northern Coalfield vividly capture the scenes that the artist witnessed on his travels through the mining communities of the North East.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

At Rest Among the Mighty Dead: Travels of a tramp by Tom Callaghan published 1994

Tom reveals much about the nature of tramping, dossing, casual labour and the perils of hostel life.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

Basil Bunting: a northern life by Richard Caddel and Anthony Flowers, published in 1997

Born and raised in the North East, Basil Bunting is now acknowledged as one of the foremost British Poets of the twentieth century.

Excellent condition - 9 copies available
Price - £25 plus £1.50 postage

Black Diamonds by Sea: North-East sailing colliers 1780-1880 by Dick Keys and Ken Smith published 1998

Black Diamonds tells tales of seaborne trade, storms, shipwrecks and of the first steam colliers which heralded the end for the sailing ships.

Excellent condition - 2 copies available
Price £8 plus £1.50 postage

Brewers and Bottlers of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1850 to the present day by Brian Bennison, published 1995

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price £8 plus £1.50 postage

Catherine Cookson Companion  by Cliff Goodwin, published in 1999

Details of the characters and places created by the twentieth century's master storyteller. Includes a short story and a foldout perceptual map of the imaginary town of Fellburn.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £10 plus £2 postage

Cinemas of Newcastle by Frank Manders published in 2005

Detailed history of Newcastle's cinemas

Excellent condition - 4 copies available
Price £15 plus £2 postage

Dancing with the Devil and other True Tales of Northern Witchcraft by Jo Bath, published 2002

Stories of witchcraft, wizardry, and the supernatural in the North-East.

Excellent condition - 3 copies available
Price £8 plus £1.50 postage

Down Elswick Slipways: Armstrong's Ships and People 1884-1918, published in 1996

This book features authentic stories from a colourful era in Newcastle's history, when the famous Armstrong Shipyard on the Tyne built warships for many nations.

Excellent condition - 5 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Ferry Tales: Tyne-Norway Voyages 1864 - 2001 by Dick Keys and Ken Smith, published 2002

Memories from travellers, ferry workers, and accounts of rough seas and dramatic rescues.

Excellent condition - 4 copies available
Price£8 plus £1.50 postage

From Walker to the World: Charles Mitchell's Low Walker Shipyard by Dick Keys and Ken Smith, published 1997

From Walker to the World tells the fascinating story of the Low Walker Shipyard, Newcastle founded in 1852 by Charles Mitchell.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £8 plus £1.50 postage

Ghosts of Grainger Town: further tales from Newcastle's Darker Side by Vanessa Histon, published in 2001

Explore the sinister secrets of Newcastle's bustling city centre. Hauntings in shops, offices and other familiar places, mysteries surrounding the Castle Keep, the Victorian fascination with spirit-raising, and the City Library's most macabre book, all feature in Vanessa Histon's new investigation of Newcastle's darker side.

Excellent condition - 9 copies available
Price - £8 plus £1.50 postage

Hidden Newcastle by Christopher Goulding, published 1995

Hidden Newcastle explores the less familiar sights and feature of Newcastle; from obscure and forgotten relics to more prominent monuments and architecture which thousands of people pass every day but fail to really notice.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

James Renforth of Gateshead: Champion Sculler of the World by Ian Whitehead, published 2004

This book chronicles the meteoric rise, glittering career, and tragically early death of the Tyne professional rower, James Renforth.

Excellent condition - 3 copies available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

Joe and the Magpie by Chris Mabbott and Christine Lovell

A time travel adventure through Newcastle's exciting history with Joe and the Magpie

Excellent condition - 4 copies
Price £5 plus £1.50 postage

Laidley Worm of Bamborough illustrated by Joan Henderson, published 1991

A Northumbrian Tale

Excellent condition - 3 copies available
Price £5 plus £1.50 postage

Lost Weekends; A History of Newcastle's Public Houses. Vol. 3; the West by Brian Bennison, published in 1998

Lost Weekends is the third and final volume of Brian Bennison's History of Newcastle's Public Houses. After an exploration of the licensed houses of Arthur's Hill and Westgate , the investigation moves westwards - via the legendary pubs of Elswick and Scotswood Road - and on through Benwell and Scotswood.

Excellent condition - 9 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Mauretania: Pride of the Tyne by Ken Smith, published in 1997

Packed with photographs, this book tells the exciting story of the Mauretania's career, from her launch at the Wallsend Shipyard in 1906 to her final voyage in 1935.

Excellent condition - 7 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Newcastle Now, published in 1987

A selection of full colour photographs portraying the spirit of Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1980's

Excellent condition - 11 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Newcastle upon Tyne: a selection of the Earliest Photographs by Frank Manders, published in 1995

This is the first time that almost all of the surviving views of Newcastle upon Tyne in the period 1850-1870 have been brought together in one volume.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Northern City: an architectural history of Newcastle upon Tyne by Lynn F. Pearson, published in 1996

Good condition - 3 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Not Just Bricks and Mortar by Jimmy Donald, published in 1994

A look at some of Newcastle's most interesting dwellings.

Good condition - 2 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Peaceable Kingdoms: Allotment gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne. Photographs by Peter Fryer and Text by Graeme Rigby, published in 1992

This book looks at the people who keep these small but important pieces of land, which provide leisure, escape, work pleasure, friendship and freedom, as well as food.

Excellent condition - 2 copies available
Price - £10 plus £1.50 postage

Please Miss ... its's a Pirate! by Peter Thomson, published 2001

A politician who cares passionately about people, (and football), he takes no prisoners in his determination to talk openly about real issues. Real history, real humour, and local politics in the raw.

Excellent condition - 3 copies available
Price - £8 plus £1.50 postage

The Shadow of the Gallows: crime and punishment on Tyneside in the Eighteenth Century by Barry Redfern, published 2003

Barry uncovers tales of gaols, gaolers, and daring escapes from the long arm of the law, bringing as evidence vivid accounts from contemporary newspapers and reports.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

Small enough to conquer the sky; Jim Denyer 'Mr Newcastle Airport' by John Sleight

Recounts the fascinating tale of Jim's experiences as a World War 11 night-fighter pilot, and includes the histories of the Airport and Newcastle Aero Club.

Good condition - 1 copy available
£10 plus £1.50 postage

Smoke Fire and Steel: Newcastle 1640 - a novel by Harry Child, published in 2001

A gripping tale set in 1640 of murder, betrayal, love and revenge.

Excellent condition - 10 copies available
Price - £5 plus £1.50 postage

Spanning the Tyne: the building of the Tyne Bridge, 1925 - 1929, first edition only published 1993

This book examines the building of the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle's most famous landmark, and its daring and rapid method of construction.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
£8 plus £1.50 postage

Steam and Speed: Railways of Tyne and Wear from the Earliest Days by Andy Guy, published in 2003

Track the story of railways in the North, from the Steam Elephant to modern times.

Excellent condition - 5 copies available
Price - £15 plus £2.00 postage

Steamers at the Staiths: Steam Colliers of the North East 1841-1945 by Dick Keys and Ken Smith, published in 2000

Packed with fascinating incidents, Steamers at the Staiths spotlights the exciting and sometimes tragic stories of ships and men who delivered those vital black diamonds from the North-East coalfields.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £8 plus £1.50 postage

Swans of the Tyne by Ken Smith and Ian Rae, published in 1994

This book is a pictorial tribute to the achievements of Tyne shipbuilders Swan Hunter.

Good condition - 2 copies available
Price - £8.00 plus £1.50 postage

The Trolley Buses of Newcastle upon Tyne 1935 - 1966by T.P. Canneaux and N.H. Hanson, published 1985

This book tells the story of one of the largest trolley bus systems in Great Briatin, tracing its origins from the earliest proposals in 1911 to the final demise in 1966.

Good condition - 1 copy available
Price £10 plus £1.50 postage

Tyne to Titanic: The story of the Rescue Ship Carpathia by Ken Smith, published in 1998

Tyne to Titanic tells the story of Carpathia, the Tyne-built ship which rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster in 1912.

Excellent condition - 10 copies available
Price - £15 plus £1.50 postage

Voices from Vickers: The workers' story compiled by Phil Kitchen, published 2001

Workers who were at the Scotswood and Elswick factories between the 1930s and the 1980s look back on their experiences - as apprentices, as wartime workers, as engineers and draughtsmen.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
£15 plus £1.50 postage

Walking with Witches by Lynn Huggins Cooper

Eleanor and Isabel visit an historic library, filled with shadows and ghostly footsteps....

Excellent condition - 4 copies available
£8 plus £1.50 postage

Water under the Bridges: Newcastle's Twentieth Century, published in 1999

From coal to culture, from food to football, from politics to pleasure, Water under the Bridges examines the way the turbulent Twentieth Century has transformed Newcastle - and the lives of the people who live, work and play there.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £15 plus £2.00 postage

What's in a Name? by Anna Flowers and Maria Hoy, published in 1992

Street signs were first used in Newcastle in 1783. Since then many people have been fascinated by the origin of some of the names. The selection of photographs in this book provides some interesting snippets of information and an insight into some aspects of the history of Newcastle.

Excellent condition - 1 copy available
Price - £8 plus £1.50 postage

Wheels by Noel Hanson, published in 1996

Wheels, takes a look at all types of wheeled transport in use in the City in times gone by, from prams to trams, and from tr ains to trolleybuses.

Excellent condition - 9 copies available
Price - £5 plus £1.00 postage

Looking Back At Tyne Liners, published in 1991

Photographic review of outstanding passenger ships built on the Tyne up to 1962.

Excellent condition - 4 copies available
Price - £5 plus £1.00 postage

Looking Back At The Great War 1914 - 1918 by Frank Manders, published in 1989

This photographic record shows the City of Newcastle during the unexpectedly long and devastating First World War.

Good condition - 4 copies
Price - £5 plus £1.00 postage

Looking Back At Celebrations, published in1987

In this collection of photographs the aim is to show Newcastle people having fun and feeling good.

Excellent condition - 4 copies available
Price - £3 plus £1.00 postage

Gone but not forgotten: Trams, Trains, Trolleys, published in 1985

A selection of photographs of public transpo rt in Newcastle, 1900-1958

Excellent condition - 3 copies available
Price - £5 plus £1.00 postage

Gone but not forgotten: Newcastle between the Wars, published in 1992

The years between the two World Wars provide a part of the North-East's history which has aroused more interest than any other period.

Excellent condition - 2 copies available
Price - £5 plus £1.00 postage

 

 

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