In this fascinating collection of photographs from the "Newcastle Evening Chronicle's" picture library, Ray Marshall gives an insight into the everyday lives of people living in the East End, including the neighbourhoods of Jesmond, Heaton, Byker, Shieldfield and Walker. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the reputation of Tyneside shipbuilders spread throughout the world and supply and support industries mushroomed. But it was not just heavy industry and coal, which was bringing fame to the area; it was also famous for the manufacture of glass, ropes and pottery. At the same time the suburbs of Newcastle were bursting the city boundaries and housing spread into new areas following in the wake of industry. Today most of the heavy industries have gone, given way to the march of progress and centralisation. The East End of Newcastle is now a popular residential area flourishing with small industries and shops, ready to enjoy the challenges of the twenty-first century.