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Jarrow: The North Eastern Hotel

The North Eastern as seen in the first photograph on the corner of Station Road and Sheldon Street was built to accommodate the many world dignitaries and VIPs who visited Jarrow at the request of Sir Charles Palmer, owner of Palmer Shipbuilding and Steel Works.

The North Eastern Hotel Jarrow South Tyneside
The North Eastern Hotel Jarrow South Tyneside

At the time I speak of Sir Charles Palmer was known worldwide for his contribution to shipbuilding both in the Private sector and Government Contractual work. Sadly come the early 1940s this 15-bedroom hotel and restaurant no longer enjoyed the business created by the success of nearby Palmer’s Shipbuilding Works which closed its doors to residential trading and operated as a public house only until it was demolished sometime around 1994.

Supermarket and car park
As it appears today

As the above picture shows the North Eastern Hotel is no more it was demolished sometime in 1994 (approx) making way for a supermarket chain complete with a car park.

In the background can be seen the newly improved Bus Station which I believe was one of the conditions undertaken when a supermarket chain bought the land. Since then the land has been the home of various supermarket chains.

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