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Prior to the industrial revolution, the 'Ewe's Burn' was mainly agricultural. Industrial development came early to the area, and by the seventeenth century mills and glassworks were in production - some of the earliest modern industrial activity on Tyneside. Great changes took place throughout the following two centuries as industry developed based on ballast from the coal trade, nearby river transport and easy access to coal and water power. Many of the area's street names mark this heritage, from the lime kilns of Lime Street to the remembrance of pottery and glass manufacturers in Maling Street and Glasshouse Bridge.
The Ouseburn Trust has an abiding committment to celebrating and preserving the heritage of the Valley, which drives our range of free and low-cost activities for the public:
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