Ups & Downs

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“This next set of four paintings making up the ‘U’ takes us through about 6 decades of relegation and promotion. Relegation is represented by a downward pointing magpie and promotion with the magpie pointing upwards.”

Newcastle in the 20th Century – after WW1

  • 1917 Shipley Art Gallery opened.
  • 1920s and 1930s The council built the first council houses in Newcastle. Many more were built after 1945.
  • 1924 Newcastle United won the FA Cup.
  • 1925 Hatton Gallery was founded.
  • 1927 Newcastle United won the 1st Division title.
  • 1928 The suspension bridge, Tyne Bridge, was erected.
  • 1932 Newcastle United won the FA Cup.
  • 1934 Newcastle United were relegated to the 2nd Division.
  • 1934 John G Joicey museum opened The Discovery museum opened as a museum of science and industry. It was renamed in 1993.

The 20th Century – after WW2

  • 1989 Newcastle United were relegated to the 2nd Division.
  • 1984 Newcastle United were promoted to the 1st Division.
  • 1978 Newcastle United were relegated to the 2nd Division.
  • 1965 Newcastle United were promoted to the 1st Division.
  • 1961 Newcastle United were relegated to the 2nd Division.
  • 1948 Newcastle United were promoted to the 1st Division.
  • 1955 Newcastle United won the FA Cup.
  • 1952 Newcastle United won the FA Cup.
  • 1951 Newcastle United won the FA Cup.
  • 1960 The Museum of Antiquities opened.
  • 1969 The Civic Centre was given a Civic Trust award. Newcastle Polytechnic was founded.
  • 1976 Eldon Square Shopping Centre opened.
  • 1986 Stephenson Railway Museum opened.
  • 1983 Newcastle Military Museum was founded.
  • 1963 Newcastle University was formed.
  • 1988 Newcastle Arts Centre was built.
  • 1968 A new Civic Centre and new Central Library was built.
  • 1956 Shefton Museum opened the last coal mine within the boundaries of Newcastle closed.

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