Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn


The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn.

The beautiful Northumberland coast near to the town of Amble.
The harbour shown is at Amble.
The shipwreck is that of the MV Hanseat which was run aground on here on 02.10.1980.
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Small boats on the Tyne for Remembrance Day 2018



Small boats on the Tyne for Remembrance Day 2018.

These photos were taken on the 11th of November 2018.
They show a number of small vessels who paraded on the river Tyne to honour those who had fought and in many cases paid the ultimate price in the service of the United Kingdom.
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French Ship Pluvier at the Newcastle Quayside


French Ship Pluvier at the Newcastle Quayside.

The FS Pluvier is a French Naval offshore patrol vessel.
These photos were taken on 11/11/2018 when the ship made a visit to Newcastle.
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Wills Building Newcastle.


The Wills Building, Newcastle.

The Wills building was originally built as a cigarette factory in 1946 for W.D. & H.O. Wills
It is built in an Art Deco style and is still one one of the most distinctive buildings in the city.
It ceased to be used as a factory in 1986 and lay unused and was vandalised prior to being refurbished in 1999 as residential apartments and now contains 114 flats.
The Wills is a grade two listed building.
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Knitted Poppies Eldon Square Newcastle


Knitted Poppies, Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Hundreds of poppies have been knitted by local people and put on display around the War Memorial in Eldon Sq. Newcastle for the 2018 Remembrance Day commemorations.
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Friday, November 02, 2018

Royal Quays Marina North Shields (2)


Royal Quays Marina, North Shields. 

The Royal Quays Marina was developed in the 1980's. Initially the site was the Albert Edward Dock on the Tyne. These photos were all taken in early November 2018 and reflect the variety of vessels which now use the marina.
Included in the photos are the UK Border Force Cutter Alert at the boatyard, the Royal Navy Patrol Ship HMS Archer, the Fisheries Patrol boat St Aidan, the Newcastle University Research Vessel the Princess Royal, and a rescue training vessel from South Shields Marine School.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Haweswater Reservoir Lake District Cumbria


Haweswater Reservoir, Lake District, Cumbria.

In 1929 work started on raising the level original natural lake. The dam was completed in 1935 and this lake now provides 25% of the water needed in the greater Manchester area.
The plans caused controversy because the villages of Measand and Mardale Green were flooded and when the lake is at a low level remains of some of the original buildings can still be seen.
The dam was the world's first hollow butress dam and was a major engineering achievement for the time. Hawes derives from old English or old Norse and means water.
There is a of population of Schelly fish dating from the Ice Age living in the lake.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Belgian Frigate Leopold 1 visiting the Tyne


Belgian Frigate Leopold 1 visiting the Tyne.

Leopold 1 is a Karel Doorman class frigate of the Belgian defence forces.
She was previously the HNLMS Karel Doorman of the Royal Netherlands Navy built in 1985, she was sold to Belgium in 2005.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Autumn in the Northumberland National Park


Autumn in the Northumberland National Park.

The Northumberland National Park covers 410 sq miles (1050 sq km). The park is the most northerly of England's national parks and stretches from the Scottish borders to the southern section of Hadrian's Wall.
The area has had human habitation for 10,000 years and there are remains from ancient hill forts and many Roman sites and Pele towers which were built as protection against the infamous border reivers.
Part of the National Park includes the Cheviot Hills, The Kielder Forest and the Otterburn military training ranges.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watchouse


Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watchouse.

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade is a shore based coastal rescue service.
They take part in rope rescue on cliffs, coastal watch and ship to shore breeches buoy rescue.
The brigade was founded in 1864 and works closely with other rescue services, including the RNLI for photos of the RNLI please click here.
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade operate from the Tynemouth Watch House, which doubles as a small museum.
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North Shields High and Low Lights


North Shields High and Low Lights.

The North Shields High and Low Lights were built originally in the 16th century by the Guild of the Blessed Trinity to provide a course for ships to align on the lights to navigate a safe passage into the river Tyne, In particular to avoid the dangerous Black Middens.
The lights were built from 1808 and the Low Light is a heritage centre while the High Light is now residential.
Included in the photos are the older High Lights and Trinity buildings in North Shields.
Photos of North Shields Fish Quay can be seen here
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