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037098:'Tommy on the Bridge' Gateshead Unknown c.1905 | by Newcastle Libraries Art, Newcastle, England, Tommy, Tyne And Wear, The Incredibles, Old Photographs, Olds, Old Photos

Type : Reprographic copy Description : A copy of a photograph of 'Tommy on the Bridge' taken c.1905. Tommy is standing on the Gateshead side of the Swing Bridge. He is surrounded by a group of people.Tommy was a blind beggar who stood on the Swing Bridge. His real name was Thomas Ferens and he was thought to have been born in the Close in 1842. He died on New Year's Day 1907 after collapsing in snow on the Gateshead end of the bridge.Biography Collection : Local Studies Printed Copy : If you…

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