Old Postcards of Teesdale

The photographs of D Sinclair, Photographer, Middleton-in-Teesdale

by William Heyes


Softback. 128-pages

Published by Mosaic (Teesdale) Ltd, 2011

ISBN 978-1-9567816-1-1


In 1906, as the Edwardian craze for postcards gained momentum, David Sinclair opened a photographic business in Middleton-in-Teesdale, specialising in the publication of postcards depicting the locality.


For the next ten years or so Mr Sinclair photographed the local scenery and the life of the people of Teesdale and its immediate surroundings. As a result, he created a unique historical record of life in a rural North Pennine community in the years immediately before the Great War.


More than two hundred of David Sinclair's photographic postcards are reproduced here, providing the reader with an insight into a way of life which would soon be changed forever as the horrors of the First World War unfolded.

Chapter 1: The Early Years and Sunderland; Life at Middleton-in-Teesdale; After Middleton

Chapter 2: Picturesque Teesdale

Chapter 3: Teesdale Buildings and Churches

Chapter 4: Teesdale Villages

Chapter 5: Teesdale Life and Events

Chapter 6: Winter in Teesdale

Chapter 7: Residents, Visitors and Studio Work

Chapter 8: Beyond Teesdale


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