1967 – Moorfield, Newcastle 50 years ago

A little nostalgia, here’s Moorfield 50 years ago this month

A heritage post by Chris Morgan

In those days Moorfield was a rat run from the A1 Great North Road out of Gosforth to Osborne Road.

This was a quiet evening, and by modern standards there weren’t too many cars. Today, the whole of High West Jesmond is packed with cars, including many park-and-ride users of Ilford Road Metro station.

The trees in the grassy verge in this picture were all planted as saplings in 1956. Some died, some may have been cut down, but those that remain are quite large now!