GATESHEAD IN 50 BUILDINGS, by Rob Kirkup. Published by Amberley Publishing ( £14.99. Softback.

OFTEN portrayed as the poor relative of its Tyneside neighbour, Newcastle, Gateshead has a long and proud industrial and social history. In recent years there has been a revival in the town’s social and cultural infrastructure and a growing interest in the rich Victorian architecture that has shaped the town. Here is an exploration of these architectural treasures, from the fairy-tale Saltwell Tower to the Baltic Arts Centre.