EPW049208 ENGLAND (1935). Dunston A and B Power Stations, Dunston, from the south-west, 1935

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Title [EPW049208] Dunston A and B Power Stations, Dunston, from the south-west, 1935
Reference EPW049208
Date September-1935
Link
Place name DUNSTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 421514, 562573
Longitude / Latitude -1.6640023174282, 54.957254288293
National Grid Reference NZ215626

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Now site of Costco discount warehouse

Julesuk
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 04:53:38 PM
Now the site of the Metro Centre.

Julesuk
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 04:52:36 PM
Now the site of the Metro Centre.

Julesuk
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 04:52:35 PM

User Comment Contributions

The description of this image has been produced by the group. To listen to an audio of this description watch the video below.



This picture shows Dunston Power Station in 1935. The design of the building is very modern. The side of the building which faces away from the river is made up of sheets of clear glass. It is an image of the clean new industry which Gateshead wanted to develop in this period.

Not far away is the Team Valley Trading Estate which was set up between the wars to bring new industries to the area, as jobs in coal mining declined. The factories on Team Valley would need electricity. Dunston Power Station would have been supplied by coal from collieries in County Durham. On the left hand edge of the picture is the end of the Dunston coal staiths, built in 1890. Coal was brought here by rail, to be loaded directly onto ships from the staith.

Sandra Brauer
Friday 11th of April 2014 04:28:04 PM
Here's an audio of the images' description below, produced by blind and partially sighted participants of Gateshead Sight Service in a partnership project with Britain from Above. Speaker is Dr Dorothy Hamilton, project lead.

Sandra Brauer
Friday 30th of August 2013 11:23:40 AM
This picture shows Dunston Power Station in 1935. The design of the building is very modern. The side of the building which faces away from the river is made up of sheets of glass. It is an image of the clean new industry which Gateshead wanted to develop in this period.

Not far away is the Team Valley Trading Estate which was set up between the wars to bring new industries to the area, as jobs in coal mining declined. The factories on Team Valley would need electricity. Dunston Power Station would have been supplied by coal from collieries in County Durham. On the left hand edge of the picture is the end of the Dunston coal staiths, built in 1890. Coal was brought here by rail, to be loaded directly onto ships from the staith.

history group
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 09:39:26 PM