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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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Newcastle Summer Car Show 2018


Newcastle Summer Car Show 2018

The City of Newcastle Upon Tyne has an annual free open air car show in the streets of the city, mainly based around the historic area of Grey Street.
The vehicles on display include high end supercars, vintage cars and in 2018 the Bloodhound, a car designed to break the world speed record.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

York North Yorkshire




York, North Yorkshire.

York is a historic city and was founded by the Romans in 71AD.
It became the capital of Britannia Inferior and later of Northumbria and Jorvik.
It was a centre of the Railway industry in the 19th century.
Today it is a major tourist centre and included in the photos are the Shambles, York Minister, the City Walls, the river Ouse as well as the Railway Station.
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