Shields Road History – Talk and Walk

November 23, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – November 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Shields Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£3 each or £5 for both
0191 277 4100

Mike Greatbatch is giving a talk and walk on the history of Shields Road. Here’s some information, please note contact details if you’d like to sign up for it.


Shields Road – Landmarks & Legends

Friday 23rd November.  

An illustrated talk on the history and character of Shields Road, once dubbed the `Spirit of Byker’ and still a popular shopping centre with much architectural character.

Room 4 on level 3, City Library, 2.00 to 4.00pm

Fee: £3.00


Shields Road Walking Tour

Saturday 24th November.

Join Mike Greatbatch for a walking tour of Shields Road, where department stores and family businesses once rubbed shoulders with cinemas and a famous theatre.  The walk will start outside St Silas Church at 11.00 and finish at the East End Library & Pool at 1.00.  This event is part of the Shields Road Winter Festival and Food Fair.

Fee: £3.00


Fee if you book a place for both events is £5.00.

Booking essential as places limited.  Contact City Library on 0191 277 4100 or Email:

For further information on the Shields Road Minter Festival and Food Fair click on

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