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

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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Preston Cemetery North Shields - Memorials to War


Preston Cemetery North Shields - Memorials to War.

There are several memorials to the those who lost their lives  serving their country in the Second and First World Wars. The cemetery is a Commonwealth War Grave and contains 152 graves from the Great War and 223 from the Second World War. Most of the dead from WW1 would be buried near where they fell in Belgium and France.
Over 750,000 British armed forces members lost their lives in the Great War.
Contained within the cemetery grounds is a memorial to the 65 miners who lost their lives in the Great War from the nearby Preston Colliery.
This memorial was erected in 1924.
Also laid to rest in the cemetery are some of those lost their lives in one of the biggest civilian tragedies of WW2 when a German bomb hit an air raid shelter btween 3/4 of May 1941 when 107 people were killed. There are graves of other civilians who lost their lives due to the German bombings at other times.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

North Shields Fisherman's Memorial Fiddlers Green


North Shields Fisherman's Memorial, Fiddlers Green.

These photos were taken when this memorial was unveiled on 24/09/2017 at North Shields, next to the Fish Quay.The Fiddlers Green monument is 10ft 6ins tall was designed by Sculptor Roy Lonsdale and is in honour of all those fishermen who lost their lives at sea when sailing from this port. Fiddlers Green represented a place in 19th century folklore of endless merriment where fishermen went to after they died.
There are 6,000 fishing boats working around the coast of the United Kingdom, and it is the most dangerous peacetime occupation.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

George Stephenson Monument Newcastle


George Stephenson Monument, Newcastle.

The monument stands near Newcastle's Central Station and was designed by local sculpture John Graham Lough & unvieled in 1862 .
This memorial shows George Stephenson "The Father of the Railways" with an engineering plan in his hand.
The four characters shown near the base of the statue represent an engineer, a blacksmith, a miner with a safety lamp (another Stephenson design) and a plate layer with the type of rail also invented by Stephenson.
Further photos of the history of George and Robert Stephenson.
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Saturday, April 01, 2017

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.
For further images of the Roman legacy in the North East please click here.
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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.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Alan Shearer Statue Newcastle


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.
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 Kevin Keegan 

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