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From College roof 1968 (1)

What we know about this image :

Taken in 1968 from the then new College of Further Education roof, the very vast majority of this scene is so very different today. On the far left is the Coop Central Stores building which remains as Park Towers apartments. In the middle distance with the square tower is St George's Church, now the United Reform Church.

The church with the spire is St John's Presbyterian Church in Park Road and now the site is an entrance to the shopping centre near TJ Hughes. 

Stockton Street runs across the centre of the photo and this of course was before it was a busy dual carriageway. The street running diagonally with advertising hoardings on the corner is Bell Terrace and the large red building opposite the grassed area is the Salvation Army hall. The street at the bottom running towards Stockton Street is Arthur Street although the houses in that and the other 'A' streets will have been demolished to make way for the college.

Date (of image) : 1968

Donor : Russell McAndrew

Creator : Harry Elliott


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