Friday, September 23, 2016

Challenger Tank Newcastle


Challenger Tank, Newcastle.

The Challenger Tank is the main battle tank of the British Army.
These tanks were built in Newcastle and saw service in the Gulf War of 1990/91 and again in the Iraq War of 2003.The armour of the tank is the best in the world and saved many lives during times of conflict, Challenger tanks will be modified to remain in front line use for years to come. The prototype challenger tank is situated outside the Discovery museum. 
The tanks represents a link to an important period part of Tyneside industrial history, the Armstrong works in the Scotswood part of the city employed thousands of people for many years & has been a centre of engineering for over 160 years.
The factory produced cars, locomotives,aircraft parts as well as the hydraulics for both the Swing bridge over the Tyne and Londons' Tower Bridge.
The factory manufactured the first self breaching guns for use during the Crimea War and was central to making tanks and huge number of other armoured vehicles for use by the British and allied forces in World War One and World War Two.
In addition the factory produced parts for Spitfires and the bouncing bombs of Dambusters fame.  The Armstrong works was an important component in ultimate victory in both of those conflicts.
The factory is now owned by Reece Group and is their centre for engineering and innovation, work on behalf of the British Army is still done there.
William Armstrong made a huge impression on the North East.
Armstrong created Jesmond Dene park in the city pictures of that can be seen here.
Armstrong's Cragside Mansion was the first in world to be powered by hydro-electric power see photos here.
Armstrong also built the Swing Bridge over the Tyne, photos here.
Photos of the city centre monument dedicated to Armstrong can be seen here.

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle

Challenger Tank Newcastle
   

    

       
     

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders


Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders.

St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is the partly ruined Abbey of the Cistercian order of monks.
It was founded in 1136.
Scottish nobles and kings are buried at the Abbey & a lead container believed to contain the heart of Robert the Bruce was found here in 1921.

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

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Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders

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Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders





  

  


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Alan Shearer Statue Newcastle


Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle. 

On the 12th of September 2016 the statue of Newcastle United's greatest ever goal scorer Alan Shearer was unveiled next to St James' Park.
Shearer scored 206 goals in his Newcastle career. Alan Shearer is also the record all time Premier League goalscorer and former captain of the England team.   
Also in the pictures are Freddie Shepherd, former chairman of Newcastle United F.C. and owner of Shepherd Offshore who paid for the statue, Kevin Keegan who managed the club and was a player previously and former Newcastle and Scotland captain Bob Moncur. 

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Alan Shearer Statue Newcastle 

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Alan Shearer Statue Newcastle 

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Freddie Shepherd and Alan Shearer

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Alan Shearer
Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Freddie Shepherd

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Bob Moncur
Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
Bob Moncur

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.
 Kevin Keegan 

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle. Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.

Unveiling the Alan Shearer Statue, Newcastle.

   
    

Saturday, September 10, 2016

All Saints Church Newcastle


All Saints Church, Newcastle.

 All Saints church dates back to the 18th century, it is a grade one listed building and is the third tallest religious building in Newcastle.
Please click here to see pictures of St Nicolas Cathedral, the other cathedral in Newcastle is St Marys' and photos of that building can be seen here.  

Religious Buildings Newcastle


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Religious Buildings Newcastle

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Religious Buildings Newcastle

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Religious Buildings Newcastle