In the late 1890s CWS began to construct what would become one of its major industrial complexes in the country, at Pelaw in Gateshead.
List of events in this era
For fifty years the Newcastle Socialist Society in the Old Royal Arcade (which was demolished in 1969) provided a forum for socialists of all hues to debate issues. Attendees included such as T.
In 1965, Motown Records sent some of its most famous and successful acts on a tour of the United Kingdom.
On 13 November 1967, the African American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne – the only institution in t
The late 1960s were an era of student protest across the globe, and Newcastle was no exception. One such instance occurred in response to a visit by Enoch Powell in January 1969.
By 1968, the Vietnam War was subject to substantial international protest, with students playing a major role in staging demonstrations in many countries.