Showing posts with label Monuments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monuments. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

South African War Memorial Newcastle


South African War Memorial, Newcastle.

This large sculpture was designed by Newcastle artist Thomas Eyre Macklin.
It was completed in 1908 and was built in honour of the soldiers of Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham who died in the Boer War (1899 to 1902).
It is a grade two listed building.
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Waterloo Monument Scottish Borders


Waterloo Monument, Scottish Borders.

The spectacular Waterloo Monument is situated in the Scottish Borders area near Jedburgh.
It was constructed between 1817 to 1824 in honour of the British victory over Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 and is 150ft tall.
The monument is situated in beautiful countryside in the Harestane Park and walking area.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Hartley Pit Disaster Memorial Earsdon, North Tyneside


The Hartley Pit Disaster Memorial, Earsdon North Tyneside.

In 1862 there was a terrible pit disaster at the Hartley coal mine in what is now Tyne & Wear (then Northumberland). 204 miners were killed, the youngest was only 10 years and the oldest 71. The memorial is contained within the grounds of the St Albans' Anglican Church.
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Knitted Poppies Eldon Square Newcastle


Knitted Poppies, Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Hundreds of poppies have been knitted by local people and put on display around the War Memorial in Eldon Sq. Newcastle for the 2018 Remembrance Day commemorations.
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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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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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Private Adam Herbert Wakenshaw VC
Captain John Aidan  Liddell VC
Private Edward Lawson VC
  
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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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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.  
     

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Centenary Soldier Newcastle


Centenary Soldier, Newcastle. 

The Centenary Soldier is a statue finished with bombshell brass which was created by award winning artist Mark Humphrey.
The Royal British Legion commissioned the sculpture to celebrate the Every One Remembered campaign in honour of those who lost their lives in the First World War.
Previously the statue had been on display in London and Cardiff.
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Poppy Soldier