Showing posts with label Great Exhibition of the North. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Great Exhibition of the North. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Grey's Monument - Great Exhibition of the North


Grey's Monument - Great Exhibition of the North.

For the duration of the Great Exhibition of the North the Monument of Earl Grey is being decorated in the style of a maypole.
For pictures of Grey's Monument in it's natural state click here.
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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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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Stephenson's Rocket - Great Exhibition of the North


Stephenson's Rocket - Great Exhibition of the North.

As part of the Great Exhibition of the North Stephenson's Rocket has been brought home to Newcastle's Discovery Museum.
Rocket was built to compete in the Rainhill trials to find a railway engine to provide a service between Manchester and Liverpool which was the world's first inter-city passenger service, although passengers had been carried between the smaller towns of Stockton and Darlington in the North East of England previous to that.
Rocket was built in 1829 at the Forth Street Locomotive works in Newcastle Upon Tyne,  the first of it's type anywhere in the world, established by George Stephenson "The Father of the Railways", His son Robert Stephenson was responsible for the design of Rocket. 
In the background the famous vessel the Turbinia is visible, another engineering achievement of the North East. 
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