The Chare’s of Newcastle city

Plummer Chare, Newcastle -upon-Tyne, September 1967. From Newcastle Libraries. The photograph is taken from the head of the stairs at Dog Bank.

I’ve always had a keen interest in the history of my home, Newcastle upon Tyne.

So much rich information exists, if you dig deep enough, or know the right historian!

One aspect I found curious was the Chare. It’s a word that seemingly only appears up here, in the North.

It describes a narrow alleyway or passage and it is said there was around 20 of them on the…



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Caroline Hagan

Web developer. Google-accredited. Love my city, Newcastle. Cat mother. vDub MK1 cabby owner. Website: