Blaydon and Winlaton are closely linked both geographically and historically. In the past these towns were key industrial centres, and are associated with some of the most famous Tyneside industrialists. In recent years both shared the same fate, their industries have declined and the towns have a new image but both continue to thrive as residential and shopping centres serving the local community. Using a selection of old photographs of key locations in Blaydon and Winlaton, local historians Nick Neave and Susan Lynn have taken a new series of pictures in the same locations to clearly show the changes that have taken place. See how these towns have altered over the past hundred or so years, and discover some interesting historical facts about the area featured within these pages.