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During planning Newton Aycliffe, deliberate shopping wards were created, simply named Ward A and Ward B. A was designated 11 shops on a curved side of the road(Neville Parade), and B, the smaller with 7 (Simpasture Gate). This photo is of Ward A.


Bibliography: "The Newton Aycliffe Story." Great Aycliffe Town Council. 2016, Accessed 18 Apr. 2016. Obsorn, Frederic J. and Arnold Whittick. "New Towns: Their origins, Achievement and Progress." London: L. Hill, 1977, pp. 269-270.


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Subject Headings

New towns--Great Britain; Cities and Towns -- New Towns; Storefronts

Country Name

United Kingdom

Region Name

County Durham

City Name

Newton Aycliffe


new town, towns, community interests, housing