A main street in the Headland area where the Borough Hall is the most prominent building.
Taken in the early 1900s, the image looks down Middlegate looking west towards the Victoria Dock.
The two houses with bay windows on the right are still in existence and now beautifully renovated. The Borough Hall is very much the same from outside . However all the buildings on the left have long since been demolished. Interestingly, although the intrically patterened lamp post on the right is no longer there, there is one exactly the same on the opposite side of the road.
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The photo is taken from Friendship Lane looking east up Middlegate. In the distance is a pile of coal delivered to the Borough Hall and this was quite a common sight in the town when there were coal mines in South Durham. Probably taken in the 1930s. The building on the right with the fancy brickwork was Barnett Brothers and is still there today. On the left is The Ship Inn which is still there also.
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