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. Visit us on Mondays (only) between 10am and 4pm.

Copies of images in the collection can be purchased as photocopies, prints or electronically.

We also maintain photographic displays at the following locations:

Cruddas Park library, Fenham library, Kenton library, West End library, West Denton Leisure Centre and the “Lit and Phil”.

Presentations can be provided upon request.

(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.

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