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Glebe Road


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We're looking at the East side of the Glebe Road here. This is where the dual-carriage way North from the top-end is these days.

In the mid to late 1950's I remember that one of the shops shown here was Watson's the Newsagents. They also had the right-hand side unit to the "Brenton Fruit Shop" around the corner (ie. around to the left up the bank, as shown).

I was never quite sure why Watsons operated shops so close together, but it wasn't uncommon at the time c.f. Barnes' and Millne's.

Anyway, this photo appears decades earlier than when I remember it in the 1950's. I'm sure that by then several - if not most - of these buildings had been demolished.

Look at how well those paving stones in the right foreground are set. This was the old B.U.D.C. (Bedlington Urban District Council); an era when people took pride it their Town, and their workmanship!

Not technically the best photo in the world, but nevertheless great stuff!

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