Monday, February 18, 2019

Newcastle Quayside Market


Newcastle Quayside Market.

Newcastle Quayside Market has been held at the quay area for many centuries and today is held every Sunday.
 The products on offer range from locally produced food to handcrafted goods.
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Cruise Ship MV Boudicca on the Tyne


Cruise Ship MV Boudicca on the Tyne.

The Boudicca is a Fred Olsen cruise ship and these photographs were taken on 19/02/2019 during a visit to the Northumbrian Quay which is situated next to the Royal Quays Marina, North Shields.
The ship has a capacity for 881 passengers and weighs 28,388 tons.
The ship was the first of 50 cruise ships due to visit the Tyne in 2019.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ford Northumberland


Ford, Northumberland.

Ford is an attractive village in Northumberland, 13 miles away from Berwick Upon Tweed.
It is thought the village got it's name from a ford over the nearby river Till.
Ford shares a parish with Etal.
Ford castle was built in 1287 and restored in the 1760's, It is now an educational establishment, although it was used by the military in WW2 .Much of the employment in the area is connected with the Ford and Etal estate.The estate is owned by the Joicey family who bought it in 1907. Previously the estate had been owned by Susanna, Marchioness of Watreford, among others..  
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Centre for Life Newcastle


Centre for Life, Newcastle.

The Centre for Life in Newcastle is a science village & registered charity which brings together scientists, clinicians, educationalists and people from business to promote research into the life sciences.
The land it was built on was previously a cattle market. 
The Centre for Life was opened in May 2000 by the Queen.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tynemouth Metro Station


Tynemouth Metro Station.

Tynemouth Railway Station was opened in 1882 as part of North Eastern Railways.
The station became part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in 1980.
The station had fallen into disrepair but was renovated in 2012 and the refurbished station was officially opened by Anne, the Princes Royal on 02/07/2012.
There is a weekly market held every Saturday and Sunday as well as a monthly farmers market. The station is a grade 2 listed building.
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk


View from Newcastle's castle keep at dusk.

These photos were all taken at dusk on the 21st of December 2018, the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year.
To find out more about the historic castle keep please click here.  
The photo st the bottom is the High Level Bridge.
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Newcastle Racecourse.

Newcastle Racecourse.

There has been horse racing in Newcastle for 350 years.
King George the Second instigated a race on Newcastle's Town Moor in 1753 and this was where the most famous race held in the city, the Northumberland Plate was held until 1882 when it was moved to it's current location in High Gosforth Park.
In recent years the course has been modified with an all weather track, one of the few in the UK.
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