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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall Newcastle


 Neville Hall and Wood Memorial Hall, Newcastle.

The building was completed in 1872 and is in the Gothic style, it was designed by A.M Dunn.
In includes offices, a library and a lecture theatre for the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers.
Inside is a large Statue of Nicholas Wood, the founder of the institute.
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Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society


Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society.

The  Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society (commonly referred to as the Lit and Phil)  contains 160,000 books, more than any independent library outside London.
It was opened in 1825.
  Sir Joseph Swan displayed his invention the incandescent light bulb here and the nearby Mosely Street was the first in the world to be lit in this way.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Victoria Cross winners from Newcastle.


Victoria Cross winners from Newcastle.

Newcastle City Council placed a plaque in Newcastle in honour of three men from the city who won the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for bravery. 
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Captain John Aidan  Liddell
Private Edward Lawson
Private Adam Herbert Wakenshaw   



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Azuma Train at the Discovery Museum - Great Exhibition of the North


Azuma Train at the Discovery Museum - Great Exhibition of the North.

One of the most modern trains currently being manufactured is the Azuma. The train is being built at Hitachi at  Newton Aycliffe in Co Durham for use by the London North East Railways on the East Coast Mainline.
The train is on display at the Discovery Museum where the slightly older and iconic Stephenson's Rocket can be seen.
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Great North Museum - Great Exhibition of the North


Great North Museum - Great Exhibition of the North.

As part of the Great Exhibition of the North the Great North Museum has a series of displays not normally seen at the museum.
Included here are photos of John Lennon's piano and some original Beatles lyrics. Sheffield born  Helen Sharman's spacesuit, she was Britain's first astronaut.
The new industry of north is on display including models of the survey ship the Sir David Attenborough and a wind turbine which is bringing new work to many northern areas.
The shark art work was created by Damien Hirst, a member of the "YBA" -Young British Artists movement.
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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, 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.