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Byker: wall to wall

Our talk on Monday 25 January will be about the long and rich history of our neighbouring district of Byker from the building of Hadrian’s Wall to that of the Byker Wall almost 2000 years later.

Here are a few images from Hilary Bray’s extensive local postcard collection to whet your appetite.





Alan Morgan, historian, speaker, author and Heaton History Group Honorary President, has carried out extensive research into the history of Byker for his new book ‘Byker and the Lower Ouseburn’. See below for an invitation to the book launch (but if you’d like to go, you must RSVP).


Come and hear Alan’s fascinating talk on Wednesday 25 January. The talk will take place at The Corner House, Heaton Road NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm). It will be very popular so please book your place by contacting /07443 594154. Until Thursday 24 November booking will be open to Heaton History Group members only.



  1. Here’s a question: how do we consider the north side of Shields Road? It was officially Heaton; is it still?

    • Hi Keith,

      Currently South Heaton ward extends right across Shields Road but there are boundary change proposals in the pipeline which might well change that. I think it’s fairly fluid!


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