Tagged: Bainbridge

Exposed George Rye ghost fascia in Newcastle's Groat Market (10 Aug 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

George Rye: a little bit of Newcastle retail history uncovered again, five years after the last time


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Long-time readers of Soult’s Retail View may recall my blog post from August 2009, where I wrote about part of the William Hill fascia at...

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Newcastle's TJ Hughes (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Newcastle’s TJ Hughes is saved – but Middlesbrough’s is to close within days


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There was good news for Newcastle city centre earlier this week, with the announcement that the TJ Hughes store in Grainger Street had been sold,...

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Grey Street, Newcastle (16 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Grey Street in Newcastle named Britain’s third most picturesque street


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Though Shambles in York has understandably garnered much of the attention for being named “Britain’s most picturesque street” in the Google Street View Awards, it’s...

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1950s scene showing Maurice Gerald in Newcastle's Bigg Market 1

Remember Maurice Gerald at 6 Bigg Market, Newcastle?


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Given my interest in both retail history and local history more generally, it’s always a pleasure when people drop me a line to share their...

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A little bit of Newcastle retail history uncovered


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Walking through Newcastle’s Bigg Market areaย last Sunday, I was interested to see that part of the William Hill bookmaker’s fascia appeared to have dropped off,...

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