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Title:  Rear of 27-29 Leonards Court, Gateshead, 1930s

Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  1930s
Reference Number:  GL004398

Item Description:  Situated on the east site of Gateshead High Street, this street was named after James Leonard who had market gardens specialising in spruce and other fir trees on this site. During Victorian times, it housed a high proportion of Irish immigrants and was the scene of 15 deaths in the 1853 cholera epidemic. Together with Pipewellgate and the area known as ‘The island’ this was regarded as one of the worst areas of town

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