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Old May 24th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #481
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Thanks Ken.

The above post has now been added to the "ever increasing" list of links to information about this subject on the forum.

The below 'list of links' is already quite a bit longer than the equivalent list I posted (only) earlier this morning, on the Historic Newcastle thread . . .

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TEMPERANCE PUBS / TEMPERANCE HOTELS - IN THE NEWCASTLE AREA . . .

The 'New Milk' Temperance Bar - Felling
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Clarendon House, Clayton Street West - Originally built in 1896 as a Temperance Hotel
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Possible Temperance bars near Manors Station and in Bath Lane
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Pape's Building, Pink Lane - Was the 'Sun Temperance Hotel' in 1926
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Nursery Cottage, Scotswood road (1870s/1890s) - Said to be the 'First Temperance Hotel in Newcastle'
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Commercial Temperance Hotel, Royal Arcade (circa 1850)
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Queens Temperance Hotel, Westmorland Road, Nr Discovery Museum/Newcastle College (the building with the 'Tyne Bridge' painted on the gable-end)
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Temperance Hotels in Newcastle in 1850 - List in 'Wards 1850 Directory'
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Temperance Bars in the South Shields Area - Various locations pictured in the early 1900s
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History of the 'Temperance Movement' - Hotels, Bars and Societies, etc
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World War 1 Memorial - John Readhead & Sons, South Shields

I wonder how many folk travelling into South Shields notice this World War 1 Memorial that is located on the outside wall of the McNulty Shipyard (ex John Readhead & Sons)

The memorial is to those employees of John Readhead & Sons who lost their lives during the First World War.

The North East War Memorials web site gives this information @ http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9647

Evidently the plaque has had several sites, originally being within the Redheads Head Office.

The plaque, which had lain around the yard for many years, was re-erected in November 1999 in its present position by worker Ronnie Sharp and Tony Lobb at a special service.

Gold and enamel medallions were presented by Readheads to their men who fought in WWI.
John G Atkinson was one of those men. He was in the RNVR but fought on land at the Somme where he was badly injured. He was unable to resume work in the yard because of his injuries.


Of course the McNulty Yard has recently been purchased by the Port of Tyne Authority and hopefully the future of the plaque will be guaranteed.




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Old May 27th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #483
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Nice one, Steve, also the town lost 3000 merchant seamen in the Second World War.
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Merchant Navy Memorial - South Shields

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Nice one, Steve, also the town lost 3000 merchant seamen in the Second World War.
Indeed there was a very high loss of Merchant Mariners from the Port of Tyne during World War II and remembered in this memorial next to the Custom House in Mill Dam, South Shields.

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Old May 27th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #485
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Thankyou, Steve, I was trying to picture where the memorial was. Also South Shields was the heaviest bombed place on Tyneside with a large part of the town centre and the riverfront severely damaged( I did post two photos earlier on of this).
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Another link to the infamous night of October 2nd 1941 in South Shields.
http://ww2today.com/2nd-october-1941...shields-bombed
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Former Railway building close to banks of Tyne in Dunston area

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Yes that's it Ken - thought at first it might have been the Pyeroy offices but I think they are further to the east. Looks like its been a nice enough building with plenty of car parking.
These pictures taken by myself on way to new Go Ahead Bus Depot ( post above) show the building close up









A couple of other brick building s tucked away in the dense vegetation

Former track bed now paved as part of cycleway network

Also a few hundred yards east of it is short terrace, Railway Street, just off St Omer's Rd



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These pictures taken by myself on way to new Go Ahead Bus Depot ( post above) show the building close up



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Think it was a weighbridge - the weighing machinery would have been in the pit in front of the building that can be seen in this picture?
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Think it was a weighbridge - the weighing machinery would have been in the pit in front of the building that can be seen in this picture?
Found a reference on the Internet that it was indeed a weighbridge for the scrapyard that used to be to the immediate west of the building. Looking at the timeline facility on Google Earth this is where ships were once scrapped.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #490
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Historic fort's past revealed - Cliffords Fort

This is from the North Tyneside Council web site @ http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/brow...ectCategory=23

Historic fort's past revealed

06-JUN-13

Issued by: Angela Melvin

Secrets of an ancient monument in North Shields have been revealed during the final phase of a restoration project.

Foundations of a military engineer's house and part of a mine firing device have been discovered during work at Clifford's Fort, a Dutch Wars fort that was built in 1672.

It is currently being improved as part of the £1million North Shields Fish Quay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme, funded by North Tyneside Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn said: "Clifford's Fort is the centrepiece of the Fish Quay conservation area. It is wonderful to see this important local landmark being restored and revealing some of its secrets."

The THI scheme has already delivered a number of successful building rescues and supported several new businesses in the Fish Quay area.

Last autumn, the walls of Clifford's Fort were restored and now the area is benefitting from a £250,000 public realm improvement scheme that is due for completion by the end of July.

The scheme involves removing concrete hard standings that were left from the demolition of 1980s fish processing buildings and replacing them with high quality natural materials.

Part of the foundations of the 18th century Master Gunner's House were exposed below the concrete floor of the fish processing unit in the fort's south west corner. The building was demolished in 1973 and much of its below-ground remains were destroyed when the fish processing unit was built. The surviving remains have now been preserved below the new public realm scheme.

The date when the Master Gunner's House was built is not known for certain but it seems to have been between 1757 and 1772. The Master Gunner was a military engineer, a technical officer who would have held a highly responsible position in the Fort staff.

Meanwhile, further north, and close to the riverside battery wall, part of the stone edging of Cable Tanks belonging to the Submarine Mining Depot established at Clifford's Fort in 1888 was uncovered.

It is thought the tanks were used to store the cables used to electrically fire mines. The building which contained the tanks was demolished in around 1928, and the existence of the tanks was forgotten.

The stone edging showed there had been three separate tanks, and that there were wooden structures spanning the tanks, perhaps for lifting the cables out. The exposed remains have been preserved below the modern landscaping.

Northern Counties Archaeological Services have been on site during the works to record any archaeological finds.

The project is being managed by Capita Symonds with the work being carried out by Owen Pugh. Once complete, the monument will be removed English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register.

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I've mentioned this before that despite the amount of work being carried out on this SAM nothing at all has appeared on the North Tyneside Council Planning Portal.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #491
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Low Fell Railway Station

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The station was opened by the North Eastern Railway (NER) on 1 December 1868. It was situated on the NER's Team Valley line, which opened for passenger trains the same day – it had been open since 2 March 1868 for freight traffic only.

The station was closed by British Railways on 7 April 1952, but the line remains open as part of the East Coast Main Line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Fell_railway_station

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http://isee.gateshead.gov.uk/detail....1252&t=objects


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http://www.nelpg.org.uk/index.php?op...d=10&Itemid=13


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It was right down in the valley reached by the road down Belle Vue Bank, which was never properly made in its lower part. Several large houses with pleasant gardens were built down by the station by business men who found the trains convenient, but though there are made roads and terraces of houses round about the site now, it was not much used, and not much missed when it was recently closed during the severe reduction of railway traffic.
http://www.localhistorygateshead.com...-fell---part-3


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Following photos taken today:


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Lines splitting to the north of the bridge for the approach to the platforms:


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http://sine.ncl.ac.uk/view_image.asp...al_doc_id=4589

The building which formed the Ticket Office, Waiting Room etc was still standing and in use as a house in August 1975 but I believe was demolished soon after, confirmation needed!


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A very enjoyable read, pulling together available information and photos about 'Low Fell Railway Station' - Thanks Squipper.

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Long-lost memorial back in place at last in Bedlington
By David Morton, The Journal, June 8th 2013



THE lives of 96 fallen soldiers will be honoured once again as a lost War Memorial is brought home. For a quarter of a century an elaborate wooden plaque for soldiers killed in the First World War was believed to have been destroyed in a school fire. Today staff at Whitley Memorial First School in Bedlington, Northumberland, are celebrating after a Dutch family who found it at auction in the 1970s returned it to its rightful spot. School governor Mike Eldridge said the plaque’s journey via car ferry across the North Sea and back into the classroom had been remarkable.

He said: "The Van Stalborch family bought it at auction and had it in their living room until eventually the internet helped them track down exactly where it had come from. "They offered to return it and during their holiday to Scotland they dropped it off, which has just been fantastic. It opens up a real can of worms in terms of the research we can do now. We have already cross-referenced the names on the plaque with an enlistment at the Memorial Chapel at St Cuthbert’s Church and the names correspond. Many of them were pupils of the school and two were masters."

The 6ft-wide war memorial was dedicated and put up in the school hall in 1921, but has not been seen or heard of since the school burned down in a fierce blaze in 1969. All records were lost in the fire and, according to the North East Memorial Project, the war memorial was also burned.


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Tynemouth's first station, which closed to passengers in 1863, but which remained as a coal depot with rail access until 1972. Also in some photos are the flats at River View, which were demolished in 1977.

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/t...st/index.shtml
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Former Refreshment Rooms and Railway Hotel of Tynemouth Railway Station

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Tynemouth's first station, which closed to passengers in 1863, but which remained as a coal depot with rail access until 1972. Also in some photos are the flats at River View, which were demolished in 1977.

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/t...st/index.shtml
This is the Grade II Listed former Refreshment Rooms and Railway Hotel of Tynemouth Railway Station, North Tyneside – situated in Oxford Street, Tynemouth. Photographed 10th June 2013.

Description: Former Refreshment Rooms and Railway Hotel of Tynemouth Railway Station
Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303352

OS Grid Reference: NZ3675769131
OS Grid Coordinates: 436757, 569131
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0154, -1.4267

Location: Oxford Street, North Tyneside NE30 4DX

Locality: North Tyneside
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE30 4DX

TYNEMOUTH OXFORD STREET (west side, off)
NZ 3669 SE
Tynemouth
9/106 Former refreshment rooms and railway hotel of Tynemouth Old Railway Station.
G.V. II

Railway hotel and refreshment rooms. Circa 1847; possibly by J and B Green, for Newcastle and Berwick Railway Company.

Sandstone ashlar with rusticated quoins; Welsh slate roof with some brick repairs to ashlar chimneys.

Near-symmetrical composition of 3-storey, 3-bay block and 2-storey, 3- and 4-bay wings.

South elevation to vehicle way: main block has central double door in raised stone surround, flat stone lintels and slightly projecting sills to sash windows, paired at right and above door; oriel window at ground floor left; wings in similar style. 2 ridge chimneys on hipped roof of central block.
Tall chimneys on roll-moulded plinths, at front of wings.

Stencilled REFRESHMENT visible on lintel of entrance from platform at rear.

An early example of a purpose-built railway hotel.

Listing NGR: NZ3675769131
(Source: British Listed Buildings @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...nd-railway-hot)




















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Old June 28th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #496
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Master Mariners Asylum - Tynemouth

This is the Master Mariners Asylum, now generally called the Master Mariners Home on Tynemouth Road in Tynemouth, photographs taken 17th May 2013.

A Grade II Listed building this is the listing text courtesy of the British Listed Buildings web site @ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...ariners-homes-

Description: Master Mariners' Homes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303377

OS Grid Reference: NZ3645969076
OS Grid Coordinates: 436459, 569076
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0149, -1.4314

Locality: North Tyneside
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE30 5YR

TYNEMOUTH TYNEMOUTH ROAD (north side)
NZ 36 NE
Tynemouth
8/129
Master Mariners' Homes
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Almshouses, now 18 old people's homes. 1837, by J. and B. Green for Tyne Mariners' Benevolent Institution; land given by Duke of Northumberland; restored 1973.

Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and plinth; Welsh slate roof; lead tower roof.

Jacobean style, E-plan with central tower, symmetrical.

2 storeys, 2 groups of 3 bays each, the other groups breaking forward under paired gables.

Open-arched ground floor in central projecting bay with 3-storey tower; first floor niche containing commemorative inscription and arms of Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne, under elaborate dripmould; clock stage above has corbel table and cornice; ogee-hipped roof with square bellcote and vane.

Inserted C.20 doors in central bays of wings; centres of groups flanking tower have inserted casements in blocked doorways. Each central bay projects slightly under shaped gable and is flanked by first-floor corbelled oriels under smaller shaped gables. Casement windows, 3-light on ground floor and 2- light above. High-sloped gable copings, with spear finials and moulded kneelers to principal gables. Conjoined octagonal chimneys at apex of gables to street, ridge chimneys on double span roof.

Listing NGR: NZ3645969076

Pesvner makes mention that the statue of the Duke of Northumberland is by C. Tate and completed by R. G. Davies following the death of Tate.

This from the Trinity House web site @ http://www.trinityhousenewcastle.org.uk/charity.asp

The Tyne Mariners Benevolent Institution: (Registered in England & Wales as charity no.229236). In the early 1800s, Master Mariners were generally not well provided for in their old age. In 1829, a number of Tyneside Masters set up a Friendly Society to provide pensions when they reached the age of 60 or were incapacitated. Soon the Society decided to build a home at North Shields for elderly Master Mariners and their wives. The 3rd Duke of Northumberland gave the land, the foundation stone was laid in 1837 and the building completed in 1840. At first called the Master Mariners Asylum, it is known now by the less intimidating name of the Mariners Homes.In 1902, the Society amalgamated with the Tyne Mariners Institute, a pension providing charity, together forming the present Tyne Mariners Benevolent Institution. Since that time, the Homes have provided accommodation in 30 flats for retired and needy seafarers and their wives. Few residents today are Master Mariners, but nearly all have been seafarers or have connections with the sea. To be considered as a potential resident, applicants must be aged 55 or over (or incapable of working), have been living in the Tyneside area for three years, be in housing need and have a minimum of five years sea service, or be the widow of such a person. An initial period of assessment will determine suitability as a resident, for the Homes have a good community spirit. To be eligible for a monthly pension, applicants must have attained the age of 55 years, or be incapable of working, have served at least five years at sea, be in financial need and have been living in the Tyneside for three years . In exceptional cases, pensions will be considered for those resident outside the immediate Tyneside area or who do not meet other necessary qualifications, provided they are deemed worthy of help from the Institution.




















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Low Fell 'The Narrows'

One of my old haunts, the 'Narrows'. Leads from Cross Keys Lane down to Alumwell Road then up the steps. Comes out on Saltwell Road down some very steep steps. Otterburn Gardens leads out at the top of the steps.

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Whitley Colliery

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At a pinch Eccles Colliery on the fringe of Whitley Bay, although this is really Backworth.
Closer to the present town centre of Whitley Bay was the Whitley Colliery which was located where the present Metro Station is.

This is an 1860 map of Whitley (as it was then known):


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These notes courtesy of Ken Hutchinson:
From the 1670’s coal mining developed in areas around the village, owned by John Dove and Henry Hudson between 1673 and 1715, as well as a limestone quarry dating from 1684 at Marden, owned by Henry Hudson and another at Whitley Quarry, at Hill Heads.

Whitley Colliery operated from 1817–1848 to the south of the village close to the present metro station and had their offices in the village. St Paul’s Church was built to the west of the village in 1864 to serve the Cullercoats Parish when the Tynemouth Parish was divided in two.
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Tynemouth Station

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There was a Smiths in Tynemouth? I am learning more and more about my home. Where was that please?
Dan - here are some images courtesy of the Newcastle City Libraries Archive Collection on Flickr:

This is a one showing Finlay & Co

022844: Tynemouth Station
Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A crowd of people are gathered to the right of the picture. A porter pushes a trolley towards two children. Guards and officials stand beside them. Behind them all is a newspaper stand and vendor. In the centre of the picture is a small tobacconist shop 'Finlay

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024709:Tynemouth Station Tynemouth North Tyneside c.1890

Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : Station guards and porters can be seen in the centre of the picture. Plants and flowers are decoratively scattered around the station. A number of passengers are visible to the back left of the shot behind the newspaper seller. This newspaper seller is advertising the Evening Chronicle on a poster. The day's headlines include The Engineers Dispute: Employers' Statement Charge of Blackmailing A Company Director and United V. Woolwich- Match in Newcastle

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Some excellent examples of the W H Smiths kiosks on railway stations on the Internet - check out https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wh...w=1344&bih=710
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It's just so nice to see Tynemouth Station surviving, as it could have become a concrete box if demolition went ahead.
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