Then and Now Tram 3

This morning I snapped this photo near the Jesmond Grove aged care home. The Wallsend tram line used to curve through what is now a grass lawn. What’s interesting about this location is there’s a parchmark to be found.

A parchmark is where under the right climatic circumstances, the drying out of vegetation can reveal structures under the surface when viewed in an aerial photograph. So the October 2014 image from Google Earth shows a clear curved line of the former tram line.

Newcastle-Wallsend tramway. Tram photo courtesy of Newcastle University, Living Histories.
Google Earth aerial photo from October 2014, showing curved line of former tramway.

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