Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tyne & Wear Metro


Tyne & Wear Metro.

Work started on the Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980.
Some exisiting railway lines were updated to use the new trains and 9 new stations were built underground. A new bridge, the Queen Elizabeth the Second Bridge was built across the Tyne.   36 million passengers use the system every year and it is the second biggest metro system in the UK after the London underground.
The system now has 60 stations and covers 48.2 miles (77.5 km).
Wallsend station has signs in both English and Latin to acknowledge the towns' Roman heritage.
 Tynemouth is the most ornate station on the system.   
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hermitage Castle Newcastleton & Scottish Borders


Hermitage Castle, Newcastleton, & Scottish Borders.

Hermitage castle was originally built in 1240 although it was  added to in the 14th century, it is an imposing castle with a violent history and was abandoned in 1705.
Newcastleton is a planned town built on the 1790's and is on Liddel Water.
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Sunday, September 08, 2019

Great North Run 2019

Great North Run 2019

The Great North Run is biggest road race in the world.
It is a half marathon ran between Newcastle and South Shields.
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Saturday, August 24, 2019

TS Royalist at Newcastle Quayside


TS Royalist at Newcastle Quayside.

TS Royalist is a sea cadet training ship which can train 24 cadets for 6 days at a time.
These photos show the ship berthed at Newcastle Quayside on the 24th of August 2019.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cunard liner Queen Victoria on the Tyne


Cunard liner Queen Victoria on the Tyne.

Cunard is one of the most famous names in the history of world shipping.
The photos show the cruise liner Queen Victoria on a visit to the river Tyne on the 13th of August 2019. 
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Moor Divock standing stone circle Cumbria


Moor Divock standing stone circle, Cumbria.

This is a Bronze Age standing stone circle known as the cockpit, in this part of Cumbria there are many ancient cairns and burial mounds.
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Lowther Castle Cumbria


Lowther Castle, Cumbria.

Lowther Castle is a controlled ruin and is open to the public.
It was built as a country mansion for the Lowther family in the early 19th century.
The Lowther family became the Earls of Lonsdale. 
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