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A view along the River Tyne in Newcastle, taken during a business trip in August1981.

Some information about Newcastle upon Tyne taken from Wikipedea:

Newcastle upon Tyne (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, North East England. Historically the county town of Northumberland, of which it was part until 1974, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne some 8.5 miles (13.7 kilometres) from the North Sea.

The city grew up in the area that was the location of the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert (II), Duke of Normandy, known as "Curthose", William the Conqueror's eldest son. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade and it later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the river, was amongst the world's largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres. These industries suffered decline and then closure during the first half of the twentieth century. Newcastle's economy today is based on being a place of corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and a cultural centre.

Among its main icons are Newcastle Brown Ale, a leading brand of beer, Newcastle United Football Club, a Premier League team, and the Tyne Bridge (pictured here in the background). It has hosted the world's most popular half marathon, the Great North Run, since it began in 1981.

The image was originally shot on Agfa CT21 slide film and has since been transferred to digital. Apologies for any shortcomings and lack of sharpness due to age and the transfer process.

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