About Us

West Newcastle Picture History Collection is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 1984 to collect and maintain an archive of images illustrating the heritage and history of  west Newcastle. The collection covers the suburbs of Arthurs Hill, Bells Close, Benwell, Blakelaw, Blucher, Cowgate, Denton Burn, Elswick, Fenham, Kenton, Lemington, Newbiggin Hall, Newburn, North Walbottle, Scotswood, Spital Tongues, Throckley, West Denton, Westerhope and Whorlton. In addition we hold hundreds of images of the Vickers Armstrong works at Elswick and Scotswood.

We are based at The West End Customer Service Centre and Library on Condercum Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9JH. Following the relaxation of Corona Virus restrictions within the Library Service we are again able to receive visitors on a Monday between 10am and 4pm..

We maintain photographic displays at Blakelaw Library,Cruddas Park Library, Kenton Library, Newburn Library, West Denton Library and The West End (Benwell) Library.

(Copyright) WNPHC are happy for you to share digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite & quote West Newcastle Picture Collection when re-using. Certain restrictions on commercial use of the original physical version apply though, if you’re unsure please e-mail wnphc@yahoo.co.uk.

Notice and Take Down Policy: It is the policy of WNPHC promptly to suspend access to photographs that are subject to complaint while that complaint is verified.

If you believe you own the copyright to any photograph in our Collection please ask us, via emil, for a specific document to record your complaint which should then be posted to:

The Secretary
West Newcastle Picture History Collection
127 Picktree Lodge
Chester le Street
Co Durham, DH3 4DQ

This website was constructed with the voluntary help of Jack Upton and we are extremely grateful for his time and effort.