Saturday, December 22, 2018

View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk


View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk.

These photos were all taken at dusk on the 21st of December 2018, the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year.
To find out more about the historic castle keep please click here.  
The photo st the bottom is the High Level Bridge.
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Newcastle Racecourse.

Newcastle Racecourse.

There has been horse racing in Newcastle for 350 years.
King George the Second instigated a race on Newcastle's Town Moor in 1753 and this was where the most famous race held in the city, the Northumberland Plate was held until 1882 when it was moved to it's current location in High Gosforth Park.
In recent years the course has been modified with an all weather track, one of the few in the UK.
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Monday, December 03, 2018

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 of the 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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