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

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.   

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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.      

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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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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Trinity House Newcastle


Trinity House, Newcastle.

Trinity House in Newcastle is a charity which maintains the historic buildings and maritime related collections it contains.Some of the site has a traceable history going back 600 years, and in it's time the building has been used as a rigging loft, hospital , almshouse and offices.Some of the most distinctive parts of the current building date back to 1721.
Trinity House today is used as a centre for maritime training for young people including the Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets and has links with many Tyne based maritime organisations.
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Holy Jesus Hospital Newcastle


Holy Jesus Hospital, Newcastle.

The Holy Jesus Hospital is currently a working office building.
The history of the this site goes back 700 years.
There was a friary here in the 13th century, then an almshouse for the city freeman and in the 19th century a soup kitchen was opened before the building started being used in it's current role.
The building has architectural interest from many centuries, including a 14th century sacristy wall and a 16th century tower connected with the Kings Council of the North.
The Holy Jesus Hospital is only one of two 17th century brick buildings left in Newcastle.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Newcastle Pubs Ouseburn


Newcastle Pubs, Ouseburn. 

These are all pubs based in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, a major regeneration area for the city, involving art, business and leisure.
Pictures of boats on the river Ouseburn.
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The Tyne Bar 
Many years ago this pub was known as The Ship Tavern, a notorious pub known more for “adult services” on offer upstairs than the beer it sold. The Tyne Bar was refurbished in 1994 and is situated where the Ouseburn meets the Tyne.

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The Cluny 
The building was built in 1848 when is was used as a flax spinning mill. At one point in it's history the building was used as a Scotch whisky bottling plant, the whisky was  known as Cluny, hence the current name.
An artists group bought the building in 1982 and the Cluny Bar was opened in 1999.
In recent years the Cluny was voted one of the top 100 bars in the world and 36 Lime St in which the bar is situated is a grade two listed building.
The Cluny is an established live music venue.

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Free Trade Inn
The Free Trade Inn is a long established pub overlooking the Tyne and known for having a diverse range of both beer and customers. 
Recently the Free Trade was voted one of the top ten pubs in the UK. 

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The Ship Inn
Based on Stepney Bank in the Ouseburn area, the Ship Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the area, in recent years the Ship has become known for it's Vegan menu.

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The Cumberland Arms
The Cumberland is home to a wide range of beers from the North East and across the British Isles. The pub is also home to traditional folk music and was voted one of the best venues for this type of music by hillwalker magazine.


The Tanners Arms
The Tanners has styled itself "Eats Beats and Beer" .
A classic old style pub with food and live music as well as traditional beer.



  

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Wylam Brewery Newcastle Exhibition Park


Wylam Brewery, Newcastle Exhibition Park.

Wylam Brewery opened in the year 2000 and moved to it's present location at the restored Newcastle Exhibition Park Palace of Arts building in May 2016.
To see further photos of beautiful Exhibition Park and more about the history of this part of Newcastle please click here
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

George Stephenson Monument Newcastle


George Stephenson Monument, Newcastle.

The monument stands near Newcastle's Central Station and was designed by local sculpture John Graham Lough & unvieled in 1862 .
This memorial shows George Stephenson "The Father of the Railways" with an engineering plan in his hand.
The four characters shown near the base of the statue represent an engineer, a blacksmith, a miner with a safety lamp (another Stephenson design) and a plate layer with the type of rail also invented by Stephenson.
Further photos of the history of George and Robert Stephenson.
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