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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

All Saints Church Newcastle


All Saints Church, Newcastle.

 All Saints church dates back to the 18th century, it is a grade one listed building and is the third tallest religious building in Newcastle.
Please click here to see pictures of St Nicolas Cathedral, the other cathedral in Newcastle is St Marys' and photos of that building can be seen here.  

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House Newcastle


Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House, Newcastle. 

Joseph Cowen was the MP for Newcastle from 1874 to 1886.
An advocate of Irish home rule and a campaigner for Jewish rights, Cowen also supported efforts to improve the conditions of coal miners and their families.
The statue stands in front of Cross House, a distinctive seven story wedge shaped office block which was completed in 1911.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Second World War in Newcastle


Second World War in Newcastle.

War memorial, Eldon Square.
There are several reminders of Newcastle's role and preparation for invasion in World War Two.
Some are highly visible and some go virtually unnoticed.
War memorial Eldon Square built in 1923 has become a centre of remembrance for the fallen of both world wars. On top of the monument is a sculpture of St George slaying the dragon, symbolic of the triumph of good over evil.
One of the biggest tragedies in WW2 happened in nearby North Shields when a single German bomb killed 107 people in an air raid on an raid shelter under a lemonade bottling factory on May 3rd 1941.
Further photos of Second World War buildings along the North East coast can be seen here.

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Military "loophole" at the Newcastle end of the High Level Bridge.
A loophole was a slit constructed into a building which was intended to provide cover for a machine gun which would pour fire onto attacking enemy troops, in this case across the High Level bridge from the south. 

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Bruce building pill box.
The Newcastle University Bruce building on Percy Street in Newcastle contains a pill box from WW2 at the rear of the building, during German bombing raids on the city, an air raid warden would stand in the pillbox and direct the efforts to combat the effects of the raids, in particular guiding fire crews to tackle incendiary bombs.       

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Concrete air raid shelters, the Side Newcastle.
The shelters were built here to protect the people from bombing raids on Newcastle.
The shelters are situated under the Black Gate, part of the historic Newcastle Castle.

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Photographs of the 2016 Newcastle Remembrance Day Parade

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blackfriars Newcastle


Blackfriars, Newcastle.

Blackfriars in Newcastle was established in the early years of the 13th century.
Friars were slightly different to monks in that they lived and worked more closely to centres of population and Blackfriars was situated inside the Newcastle City Walls.
Blackfriars contained two gardens which helped provide a small income.
Newcastle Blackfriars was visited by Royalty more than once and in 1334 King Edward 111 and Edward Balliol claimant to the Scottish throne met there.
During Henry V111's reformation in 1536 many of the buildings were demolished and the land was sold to Newcastle corporation. It then became the centre for many city guilds.
During the 19th and much of the 20th century the area fell into dereliction and was only restored between 1974 and 1981.
Modern Blackfriars now is home to craft shops and a highly regarded restaurant.
The Blackfriars order returned to the city in the 19th century and is now situated in New Bridge Street.

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