Gateshead names new route after Thomas Bewick.
"A new pedestrian route from Jackson Street into the heart of the new
shopping development will be called Bewick Way in recognition of one of
Gateshead’s 18th century cultural heroes, Thomas Bewick."
see Familiar Names for New Town Centre
Council Leader Mick Henry says: “There has taken
a lot of consulting and a lot of negotiating to ensure that our new
town centre is something that we can be proud of. We wanted somewhere
that matched our expectations and improved the existing shopping
experience, and I’m confident we have done that.
“However, it is also important that we recognise
something of what was here before and we have tried to do that in the
names we have chosen for the development. The choice of Bewick, Trinity
and Ellison for street names makes a direct connection with Gateshead’s
heritage and ensures that this bold new development shows not only where
Gateshead is going but also where we have come from.”