Gateshead in the 19th century was a hive of commerce and industry. New enterprises were springing up everywhere. The industrialists, merchants and financiers who were behind this change, needed residences that reflected their burgeoning success. So Gateshead’s Grand Houses began.
In this new book the authors knock on the front door of these Grand Houses, then go in to meet the people who once lived in there and share their lives. With 40 colour photographs and 40 black and white illustrations.