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Postcard Spanish City Whitley Bay

Photograph Spanish City
Postcard of the Spanish City in Whitley Bay, from a postcard
published early 1900's, exact date unknown.  Published by Valentines.

Photograph of the Spanish City taken from similar viewpoint in June 2007.
Sadly in disrepair, with parts of the original building removed.

Postcard The Links Whitley Bay

Photograph The Links Whitley Bay
Postcard of The Links, Whitley Bay, from a postcard published early
1900's, exact date unknown.
  Published by Valentines.


Photograph of The Links taken in June 2007.  The main change is the
WWI war memorial.  Obviously the original postcard was taken before
this was built.

Postcard The Links Whitley Bay
Photograph The Links June 2007
Another postcard of the Links, actually the same photograph as the sepia one but this one has been colourized and the cenotaph added!  It's hard to see whether the cenotaph is a photograph or has been painted in.
 Why not take another photograph? Again published by Valentines and posted in 1937.
A photograph of the links taken in June 2007 for comparison.
Postcard The Links including Helter Skelter
Yet another version of this Valentines card, this time minus the war memorial but including a helter skelter.
Postcard Station Square Whitley Bay

Photograph Station Square June 2007
Postcard of Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, from a postcard published early
1900's, exact date unknown.  Published by Valentines.


Photograph of Whitley Road taken in June 2007.  The trams have gone but
otherwise not a lot of change.

Postcard Station Square Whitley Bay
Photograph Station Square June 2007
Postcard of Whitley Bay Station - published early 1900's, exact date unknown.  Published by Valentines.

Photograph of  Whitley Bay Station, taken in June 2007.  Now used by Tyne and Wear Metro.  Currently being refurbished.
Postcard Beach and Northern Promenade

Photograph Beach and Northern Promenade June 2007
Postcard of the Beach and North Promenade with Spanish City in the background.  Published 1950's (?) by M and L National Series.

Photograph taken in June 2007.  Absence of people probably due to the time of year.
Postcard of Promenade & Waverley Hotel
Photgraph The Promenade & Waverley Hotel June 2007
Postcard of The Promenade with the Waverley (?) Hotel in the background.  Published 1920's/30's (?).  Publisher unknown. Photograph taken in June 2007.  Hotel name now changed to the Rex.
Postcard Whitley Bay Village
Photograph Whitley Bay Village Oct. 2008
Postcard of "The Village",  Whitley Bay,  published in the A & G Taylor "Orthocrhome" series.  Not posted but looks early 20th century.  States "by appointment to her late Majesty", presumably referring to Queen Victoria, who died in January 1901. Photograph taken in 2008 from a similar viewpoint.  Many of the buildings still exist, including the building at the right, which was until recently a Co-oP store but is now closed.
Postcard Arcadia Whitley Bay
Photograph Arcadia Whitley Bay Oct 2008
Postcard of "Arcadia", Whitley Bay, unknown publisher but postmarked March 24th., 1906.  Arcadia is the name of the east part of Whitley Road, between Whitley Bay and Cullercoats. Photograph of Arcadia taken in October 2008.  Unfortunately the mobile home obscures part of the view.  The inset photograph shows a plaque on the wall of the first building on the right, commemorating construction in 1899.
Postcard Panama Gardens Whitley Bay Photograph Panama Gardens 100309
Postcard of the Panama Gardens Whitley Bay although described here as The Links.  Published by R.A. Postcards and postmarked September 1952. Photograph from a similar viewpoint taken in March 2009.  In the distance, the dome of the Spanish City has scaffolding related to current refurbishment.
Postcard Panama Gardens Looking South Photograph Panama Gardens 100309
Another postcard showing Panama Gardens Recent photograph from a similar viewpoint.
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