The Ouseburn Trust maintains an archive of photographs of Byker and Ouseburn. It has also been given the care of two large photographic archives

  • Richard Blosse - Changing Byker in the 1980s
  • Photos by the late Davey Pearson, part of a complete collection of works from 1970 - 2000, including Ouseburn and Tyneside photos as well as London, Paris, Ireland, political demonstrations and art themes. You can see a selection of the photos here and read an introduction to his life and work here Remembering Davey Pearson.

The archive is stored physically in our offices, and electronically using industry-standard MODES software. It is being catalogued and updated by a team of dedicated volunteers, who are available to conduct searches on behalf of researchers and the general public.

We are working on making these images available online, and we are always looking for more volunteers to join this highly skilled team - full training is given! Find out more about volunteering here.