The City of Newcastle is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. It is thought that the city has had almost 2,000 years of continuous habitation, dating as far back as Roman times. By the eighteenth century, Newcastle was the most important city in the North East, and it continues to be a thriving and populous centre to this day. This is the second collection of images from John Carlson and Joyce Carlson. With an introduction by Howard Goldsbrough, the book draws on numerous pictorial sources to illustrate developments in the cityscape. Included are scenes from times gone by often counterpointed by an image showing the view today. The book covers much of the city centre, such as the Quayside, Haymarket and Monument districts, which will be familiar to todays residents and visitors alike.