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A Metro shaft in Gateshead

This photograph is a view of the bottom of the metro shaft at Argyle St. in Gateshead.

It was taken at some time in 1975.

The photograph is taken from a collection of black and white contact prints documenting the development of the whole of the Metro System in Tyne and Wear.

The images are taken from the Mott, Hay and Anderson Collection, consulting civil engineers responsible for the Tyneside Metro light rail system and the Tyne pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular tunnels.

Most of the photographs were taken by Amber Film Associates and Lambton Visual Aids, 5 and 9 The Side, Newcastle.


Reference no. DT.MHA/22/1/A32/8


This image inspired ‘Interchange’, an experimental film and album of music by Warm Digits. More information can be found here



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Taken on April 29, 2013