Tyne and Wear HER(15656): Shieldfield, Albert Street, Albert Public House - Details
Shieldfield, Albert Street, Albert Public House
Bought by Fitzgeralds in 1926 for £2,250. Newcastle's Chief Constable and the city's licensing bench thought that 27 licensed premises in Shieldfield was excessive. Shieldfield covered 46 acres and had 6,600 inhabitants. The 27 licences worked out at one licence for every 244 people. Newcastle as a whole had 1 licence for every 503 people. So four pubs (including the Albert) and six beerhouses in Shieldfield were closed in 1927.
Brian Bennison, 1996, Heavy Nights - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Volume Two - The North and East, p 16