• 1367 The West Wood
    1367
    The West Wood
     

  • 1831 The Chain Bridge
    1831
    The Chain Bridge
     

  • 1839 The Railway
    1839
    The Railway
     

  • Lord Armstrong
    1847
    Elswick Works
     

  • 1862 The Blaydon Races Song
    1862
    The Blaydon Races Song
     

  • 1884 Elswick Shipyard
    1884
    Elswick Shipyard
     

  • 1896 The ‘Crooked Billet’
    1896
    The ‘Crooked Billet’
     

  • 1925 The Montagu View Pit Disaster
    1925
    The Montagu View Pit Disaster
     

  • 1927 Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
    1927
    Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
     

  • 1967 Scotswood Bridge
    1967
    Scotswood Bridge
     

  • 2013 A bright future for Scotswood…
    2013
    A bright future for Scotswood…
     

1896 The ‘Crooked Billet’

The ‘Crooked Billet’, a fully licensed house situate in Scotswood Road, with cocoa rooms and dwelling-house adjoining, was sold at public auction. The house is one of the oldest hostelries in Newcastle, and stands immediately opposite one of the entrances of the Armstrong-Whitworth Company’s Works.

By the end of the century the population of Elswick had risen from 1800 to 60,000 and Scotswood Road flourished, becoming famous for its 44 pubs, one on every street corner, such as the Robin Adair, Hydraulic Crane and The Cooked Billet.