Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Otterburn Northumberland


Otterburn, Northumberland.

Otterburn is a small village in Northumberland, 31 miles (50km) from Newcastle and 16 miles (26 km) from the Scottish border, the name simply means otter stream.
In 1388 the area was the scene of a major battle and a memorial to the battle, the Percy Cross, stands outside the village. Near to the village is an Iron Age Hillfort.  
Otterburn contains Otterburn Castle (originally called Otterburn Tower) which was built in 1830 although it may have incorporated a 13th century tower house. It is now a hotel.
St John the Evangelist's church was built between 1855 and 1857.
Otterburn is near to a large army training range.
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Otterburn Castle
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 Percy Cross
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St John the Evangelist's Church
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Countryside around Ottterburn
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Newcastle after Dark


Newcastle after Dark.

Some photos of Newcastle Upon Tyne during the evening and at night.
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Fenwicks Department Store
 Newcastle after Dark.

Premier Inn (ex Co-op building)
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Newcastle Quayside
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Newcastle Civic Centre at Sunset
Newcastle Civic Centre

Northern Goldsmiths
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 Ouseburn Area of  Newcastle
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Cluny Pub Ouseburn
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Newcastle Sunset
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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Night Photos of Tynemouth.


Night Photos of Tynemouth. 
For further photographs from Tynemouth & Whitley Bay please click here.
Further night images from Tyneside can be seen here.
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North Shields Fish Quay at Dusk


North Shields Fish Quay at Dusk.
Please see further images from North Shields here.
The bottom two pictures overlook the Black Middens, a notorious part of the river where sailing ships were dashed against the rocks and many sailors lost their lives.
The tragedies led to the building of the Tyne Piers photos of which can be seen here. .
Middens is derived from an old Danish word meaning dump.   
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Boats on the Tyne

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Sunset Tynemouth

Sunset Tynemouth

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

North Shields Wooden Dollies


North Shields Wooden Dollies.

The Wooden Dollies have been a feature of North Shields for well over 200 years.
The original Wooden Dolly was a female figurehead taken from a collier brig named Alexander and Margaret which had been attacked held for ransom on the high seas in 1781.
The figurehead found its way to the town and was placed next to the Custom House Quay, sailors developed a tradition of cutting a small sliver of wood to take with them for luck when on their perilous sea journeys.
Naturally this meant the Dollies had to be replaced from time to time, these pictures show three versions of the Wooden Dolly in North Shields today, the original sculpture having developed into a fishwife over time. For more pictures of the Fish Quay at North Shields, please click here.
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Wooden Dolly North Shields

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Monday, January 23, 2017

St Peters Marina Newcastle


St Peters Marina, Newcastle.

St Peters Marina is situated near Newcastle city centre.
The marina was developed from an industrial area of Newcastle and was opened in 1991 by Princess Diana.
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