Goat Herding on the Tyne: Newcastle Vintage Aerial Shot - Guess the Year: I posted this picture on a Facebook group "Old Photos of Newcastle" to see if anyone could come up with the year the photo was taken. From the responses I got, the most likely date seems to be 1983. For me, the main clue has to be the date on which the Tuxedo Princess arrived on the Tyne. It opened as a floating nightclub in December 1984, but I have no idea how long it had sat on the Tyne before it opened. The former owner of the Tuxedo Princess, The Michael Quadrini Group, bought the boat in 1982. In 1983, it was renamed Tuxedo Princess (having previously been called Caledonian Princess - a car ferry operating in Scotland until was retired from service in 1981).
- Manors Metro station opened in 1982 - seen here as the pristine white square building on the upper right hand side of the picture.
- NCP Car Park on John Dobson Street - not yet built but the land has been cleared for construction
- Planning permission for the car park given in 1981&1982
- Further planning permission sought for alterations in 1984 (so the car park had to have been built by then).