The 1854 Fire The site of Wilson's worsted factory which caught fire early on the 6th October 1854. The fire spread to a chemical warehouse which exploded. The Quaysides on both sides of the river suffered severe damage. 53 died.

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Off Hillgate on the east face of the south tower of the Tyne Bridge, Gateshead
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by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council in 2004

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