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1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s Newcastle – 4 Book Set

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Revisit Newcastle in the 1950s, 60s, 70 and 80s!

Brilliant 4-book collection featuring historical and vintage Newcastle, includes:

  • That’ll be the Day! 1950s Newcastle
  • It’s My Life! 1960s Newcastle
  • All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle
  • Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle

We already sell these fantastic books at great prices on their own – buy all 4 and save even more!


That’ll be the Day! 1950s Newcastle by Anna Flowers & Vanessa Histon

Paperback, 276 pages, published 2013 by Tyne Bridge Publishing. Features stunning nostalgic photographs and cultural memorabilia of Newcastle through the 1950s.

This great North East nostalgia book looks back at childhood, schooldays, housing and post-war slum clearances, entertainment, shopping, fashion, cinema-going, music and the arrival of rock and roll, the glory days of Newcastle United, going out to work, weddings, and the realities of being a 1950s student. They certainly knew how to party.

Over 60 contributors sent in their memories to make this entertaining book. Over 300 photographs, including some unusual colour shots, bring the era vividly to life.


It’s My Life! 1960s Newcastle by Anna Flowers & Vanessa Histon

Paperback, 204 pages, published 2009/10 by Tyne Bridge Publishing. Features stunning nostalgic photographs and cultural memorabilia of Newcastle through the 1960s.

They say that if you remember the 1960s you weren’t really there but many people who lived, worked and played in Newcastle during the 1960s have vivid memories of that exciting decade. Newcastle experienced huge changes as old landmarks were swept away and new ones rose in their place.

The 1960s. It was the decade that began in black and white and ended in colour. In Newcastle, as elsewhere, it was a time when everything was possible and everything was changing. From the Club A’Go Go to the new highrise flats people were on the move. Recapture that extraordinary atmosphere through this evocative mix of memories and pictures.


All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle by Anna Flowers & Vanessa Histon

Paperback, 120 pages, published 2009/10 by Tyne Bridge Publishing. Features stunning nostalgic photographs and cultural memorabilia of Newcastle through the 1960s.

All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle remembers the fashions, the music, the shops, the strikes and even the dirty politics of a city that was reinventing itself. Crammed with photographs and the memories of over 100 people, famous and not famous, who lived, worked and played in the city 1970-1979, this book is guaranteed to make you feel young again.

The 1970s – the decade of tanktops and glamrock, punks, perms and powercuts. They call it the decade that taste forgot, but people in Newcastle upon Tyne, the grimy and violent city depicted in the film Get Carter, seemed to be having a groovy, fab and funky time too in the pubs and clubs, listening to music, trying new restaurants. Of course there was a serious side to life.

New motorways cut canyons through the city, demolition and rebuilding was everywhere as Newcastle re-invented itself. And dirty politics, strikes and going to work are all part of the picture. ‘All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle’ is crammed with photographs and memories from Newcastle Libraries collections, and from over 100 people who were there, famous and not famous at all, who lived, worked and played in the city 1970-1979.


Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle by Anna Flowers & Vanessa Histon

Paperback, 264 pages, published 2013 by Tyne Bridge Publishing. Features stunning nostalgic photographs and cultural memorabilia of Newcastle through the 1980s.

With the memories and photographs of more than 110 people, Sweet Dreams shows us a Newcastle in full colour, no longer black and white – except for the Magpies of course!

Welcome to 80s Newcastle. The city had gone through many great changes during the previous two decades and, despite the ‘winter of discontent’ that ended the 1970s, many looked towards the 1980s with hope and optimism. Sweet Dreams indeed! Looking back, for many in the North East, the 1980s evoke central government’s divisive policies and the uncertainty they brought, the destruction of traditional industries of the area such as mining and shipbuilding, and the growth of the service sector.

By 1989 the city had begun to redefine itself, even to market itself, and to give the banks of the Tyne a whole new purpose. And Newcastle still knew how to party with its thriving club scene.

The ‘Boat’, The Tube and the Riverside vividly fix the decade for many contributors. Others remember street parties, alternative shopping, the novelty of the Metro rapid transit system that opened with the decade, Kevin Keegan’s inspirational goals, mind-blowing rock concerts at the City Hall, the Great North Run, and the Tall Ships. They are all here, along with much more. This book shows an energetic Newcastle in full colour, no longer black and white – except for the Magpies! It still seems very close but slightly strange.

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