Showing posts with label Historic Newcastle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Historic Newcastle. Show all posts

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dog Leap Stairs Newcastle


Dog Leap Stairs, Newcastle.

Dog leap stairs lead from the castle garth to the side.
They were made famous in the Dire Straits song "down to the waterline" from that bands first album.
Local folklore has it that Baron Eldon - later the Lord Chancellor of England - eloped with Bessie Surtees going up the stairs on horseback.
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Monday, April 09, 2018

The Old Post Office, Newcastle.


The Old Post Office, Newcastle.

 The Old Post Office in Newcastle is a grade one listed building and was built in the 1870's.
In recent years the building had undergone a major refurbishment and is now a modern office for the company NBS.
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Newcastle's Grainger Market


Newcastle's Grainger Market.

The existing Grainger Market was built in 1835 to replace existing markets on the nearby historic Grey St.
Grainger Market is a grade 1 listed building and was designed by John Dobson. Originally the market was divided into meat and vegetable stalls. Although the market has changed substantially since it was opened there are still a number of butchers here.
It is believed the smallest Marks & Spencer branch is here, known by it's original name of Marks & Spencer Penny Bazaar. 
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Newcastle Pubs


Newcastle Pubs.
Brief descriptions and photos of some of the best known pubs in and near Newcastle.
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Bacchus
CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 situated on High Bridge Street in Newcastle City Centre.

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The Bodega
Originally called The Black Bull this pub is first mentioned in 1822.
The current building is an 1872 rebuild of the earlier pub. The pub is known for two domes the first of its which was built in 1906, the second dome was added in 1937.
The pub stands on Westgate Rd which is part of an ancient route into Newcastle dating back to the Romans or before.  

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The Strawberry Pub.
Full of Newcastle United memorabilia and is situated right next to St James’ Park Stadium

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Crown Posada.
The pub dates from 1878 and was originally called the Crown.
A sea captain added the name Posada to the original name of the pub, Posada meaning inn or resting place in Spanish , at the time it was owned by the captain who had an intersting history of his own. The captain was married to a woman in Spain but had a mistress in Newcastle.

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The Old George Inn
The Old George Inn is Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating from 1582 although it was rebuilt in the 18th  and 19th centuries’. The pub was a coaching Inn for many years. The pub also has royal links, King Charles I was a regular visitor here.

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Victoria and Comet.
The building was used as two pubs in the 1800’s the pubs The Victoria & The Comet later merged to become The Victoria and Comet Hotel. 
The pub was used in the Michael Caine gangster film Get Carter in the 1970’s. 

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Trent House.
Situated in the Leazes area of Newcastle, Trent House a pub which is popular with students. 
Well known for the most diverse juke box in Newcastle.

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The Bridge Tavern.
Situated directly under the famous Tyne Bridge originally known as the Newcastle Arms, the Bridge Tavern contains it’s own Micro Brewery.

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Bridge Hotel. 
Built on a medieval site right next to Newcastle’s ancient Castle Keep with views over the Tyne and at the end of the historic High Level Bridge

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Crows Nest.
This pub dates back to 1902 although the pubs on this site have had various names before it recently returned to it's original name.

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The Blackbird Ponteland
Ponteland Castle once stood here and was destroyed in 1388. In 1935, experts uncovered an ancient tower a beautiful Tudor fireplace and many other ancient objects which, due to restoration, can still be found in the pub today.

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Further photos of pubs in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle can be seen here.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Four statues Northumberland Street Newcastle


Four statues, Northumberland Street, Newcastle.

Northumberland Street is one of the main shopping areas in Newcastle.
The four statues of historical figures look down on the shoppers, barely noticed by most people.
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Harry Hotspur (1366 - 1403)  His real name was Sir Henry Percy although Harry Hotspur was usually used due to his bravery in battle, particularly against the Scots and the French.
Died during fighting in a rebellion against Henry 1V.   

Four statues, Northumberland Street, Newcastle
Roger Thornton, died 1429, rose from a poor background to become Newcastle's mayor on three occasions as well as an MP. Made his fortune as a merchant.      

Four statues, Northumberland Street, Newcastle
Sir John Marley (1590 - 1673)  Royalist Mayor of Newcastle who defended the city against an invading Scottish army in 1644. Remained as Mayor after the English Civil War.

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Thomas Bewick (1755 - 1828)  World renowned wood engraver, ornithologist and artist who spent much of his time in Newcastle and Northumberland.  
     

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tyneside Cinema Newcastle


Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle.

The Tyneside Cinema is the oldest full time newsreel cinema still in full time operation in the United Kingdom. It is now an independent cinema showing a range of films from across the world and is a grade 2 listed building.
The building was designed and built by Dixon Scott who is the great uncle of film directors Sir Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.The cinema was originally opened to show newsreels on the 1st of February 1937 and underwent a major renovation between 2006 and 2008.
The Art Deco style of the building was also heavily influenced by Dixon Scotts' travels in the east. Current patrons include film makers Mike Figgis, Mike Hodges and Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys.
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