Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kirknewton Northumberland


Kirknewton, Northumberland.

Kirknewton is a small village of only 100 people or so, 6 miles (10km) from Wooler in Northumberland and a similar distance to the Scottish borders.
The parish has one of the smallest populations in the United Kingdom but covers one of the largest geographical areas.
Parts of the St Gregory the Great church in the village date back to Norman times, and there are some remains of ancient hillforts in the area.
Nearby is the historic Yeavering Bell.    
The surrounding area is mainly dedicated to agriculture and tourism.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday, boats on the Tyne


Easter Sunday, boats on the Tyne.

Pictures of three vessels on the Tyne , included in the pictures are the sail training ship the Lord Nelson, HMS Biter, a Royal Navy patrol & training ship and the Fortuna sightseeing boat. All the photos were taken on 16/04/2017.
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Monday, April 03, 2017

Fishing Boats on the Tyne


Fishing Boats on the Tyne.

Pictures of a variety of fishing vessels on the river Tyne, taken on the 3rd of April 2017.
Here are further pictures of North Shields Fish Quay & the Fish Quay at Dusk.
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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Stephenson Railway Museum North Shields


Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields. 

The Stephenson Railway Museum was created in honour of George Stephenson, a son of Tyneside and the "Father of the Railways".
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Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Wind on the Tyne


The Wind on the Tyne.

The river Tyne has a long history of industrial development and in the past shipbuilding and coal played an important part in that history.
But recently another industry has started to make its mark on this river- wind power.
Here are pictures taken on the 01/04/2017 which show the ship the Sea Installer berthed at Swans, which is designed to install wind turbines at sea, and images of a series of large wind turbines being constructed at Shepherd Offshore
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The Romans on Tyneside


The Romans on Tyneside.

These photos show Roman baths which were recently discovered near the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend.
In addition there is a statue which has been built by apprentices at the WD Close engineering company, of a Roman soldier, also at Segedunum.
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