Newark Tram on Midgate (c.1905)

Midgate viewed from the junction with Long Causeway as an inbound Newark Tram approaches the turn into the city centre terminus. The top image dates to c.1905, the bottom one to 2017.

Midgate Demolition

Looking along Midgate towards the junction with Long Causeway. Curtess Shoes in the distance is at 20 Long Causeway and is, in 2018, Greenwoods Menswear.

TL Barrett Invoice

An early sales invoice from the store of Tom Lawrence Barrett incorporating a wonderful scene full of artistic license given that his store opened in 1893 !

There were two Barretts stores on opposite sides of Long Causeway at the Midgate/Westgate junction ….. this would be the store on the corner of Midgate (left) and Long Causeway (right).

Tram on Midgate

A lovely Edwardian image showing a Newark tram heading along Midgate and about to swing round to the terminus on Long Causeway near Market Place.

On the far left is the “Midgate Glass & China Warehouse” of Somerset born Edmund Gill and his wife Sarah, who were operating from New Road in the 1880s but were in Midgate by 1900.

Midgate and Barrett’s Corner

Looking down Midgate in the 1960s from the junction with Long Causeway ….. known by locals as “Barrett’s Corner” because of TL Barrett’s department store on the corner.

During development work in late 2009, the old Barretts signage was uncovered by builders.