By Victorian times Jesmond, one of Newcastle's leafiest suburbs, had a growing population of grand industrialists with grand houses. They would be followed by an army of artisans and workers, their houses and Tyneside flats, but traces of the ancient field system can still be seen in the patterns of railway, and roads. City Guide Alan Morgan explores the history of this fascinating suburb through archive photos and maps. This book also celebrates the memory of greatly-loved Jesmond expert Jimmy Donald and is affectionately introduced by his son, Chris Donald.
Alan Morgan is a Newcastle City Guide and author of several books about the history of Newcastle including Beyond the Grave: exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, and Victorian Panorama: a visit to Newcastle upon Tyne in the reign of Queen Victoria.