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

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.
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Please click on each image for the full size photo.

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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.

Discovery Museum Newcastle

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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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Alan Shearer Statue Newcastle 

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

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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.
    

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House Newcastle


Joseph Cowen Statue & Cross House, Newcastle. 

Joseph Cowen was the MP for Newcastle from 1874 to 1886.
An advocate of Irish home rule and a campaigner for Jewish rights, Cowen also supported efforts to improve the conditions of coal miners and their families.
The statue stands in front of Cross House, a distinctive seven story wedge shaped office block which was completed in 1911.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Five Swans Newcastle Civic Centre


Five Swans, Newcastle Civic Centre.

 The Five Swans sculpture was designed by David Wynne is situated in the Civic Centre courtyard and represents the historic links between Tyneside and Scandanavia.
Each Swan represents Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden respectively.
The work of art is based on a poem by Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pederson.
In addition there is a Wetherspoons pub nearby also called the Five Swans.

Newcastle Civic Centre

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Sir Bobby Robson Statue Newcastle


Sir Bobby Robson Statue Newcastle 

“What is a club in any case?” “Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.”
It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.”
“It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.”
“It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”
Bobby Robson.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Leazes Park Newcastle


Leazes Park, Newcastle.

Leazes Park was opened in 1873 and is the oldest park on Tyneside .
The park has been restored in recent years to its original design.
It is situated near to the city centre, next to St James' Park stadium.
Please click on each image for the full size photo.  


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