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Title : Cox Green, Washington

Description : View of Cox Green, Washington from across the River Wear, May 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/36063V). 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Washington New Town. It was officially established on 24 July 1964 and since then the area has witnessed massive changes. Old pit terraces have been replaced with modern housing, thousands of new jobs have been created, great new shopping and leisure facilities have been built and a derelict industrial landscape has been reclaimed and transformed. To celebrate this anniversary Tyne & Wear Archives has brought together a set of images of Washington as it was 50 years ago. These were commissioned by Washington Development Corporation, which was responsible for planning, designing and building the New Town. The images are an important reminder of Washington's past. They reflect how much of the town has changed beyond recognition. The town will continue to evolve over the next fifty years and we must make sure that the memories continue to be preserved. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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Subject : washington

Subject : sunderland

Subject : coxgreen

Subject : riverwear

Subject : dereliction

Subject : washingtonnewtown

Subject : blackandwhitephotograph

Subject : buildings

Subject : may1965

Subject : 2014

Subject : 50thanniversary

Subject : 24july1964

Subject : transformation

Subject : changes

Subject : washingtondevelopmentcorporation

Subject : planning

Subject : design

Subject : construction

Subject : newtown

Subject : vegetation

Subject : water

Subject : roof

Subject : walls

Subject : window

Subject : door

Subject : glass

Subject : wall

Subject : chimney

Subject : flowers

Subject : grass

Subject : industry

Subject : shrub

Subject : trees

Subject : land

Subject : landscape

Subject : blocks

Subject : bridge

Subject : frame

Subject : platform

Subject : structure

Subject : industrialheritage

Subject : unusual

Subject : striking

Subject : fence

Subject : post

Subject : pole

Subject : row

Subject : pattern

Subject : road

Subject : path

Subject : rail

Subject : telegraphpole

Subject : wire

Subject : soil

Subject : debris

Subject : stone

Subject : bank

Subject : slope

Subject : civilization

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