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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:08 AM   #501
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Moorside Allotments Association

The 2017 Moorside Show will take place on Saturday 9th September

About The Show


Our Show is held every year in September. This is an opportunity to exhibit your vegetables and flowers. If you prefer you can just come along and enjoy looking at the exhibits, sampling the barbeque and browsing our stalls. We usually have stalls giving information about things of interest, such as Age UK, Greening Wingrove and the Comfrey Project and there are also stalls for things like photography, art, wooden toys and bird boxes, books, jams and cakes for sale, plant scheme sales with herbs and perennial flowers for sale. There is face-painting for the children. We set out an explorer’s trail for anyone to explore on a stroll along the lanes, labels are placed on some of the gates so you can read some information about some of the things that you can see in the gardens over the gates. Bring a bag with you to take home any books or other things you buy from our stalls. There are usually lots of good prizes in our raffle and it is well worth buying a few tickets.


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Allot-ment of fun at roof-top garden

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Allot-ment of fun at roof-top garden
Janet Hall 14 August 2017


Wallsend pupils with some of their roof-top produce.

Green-fingered youngsters have been having allot-ment of fun at a shopping centre.

Pupils from Richardson Dees Primary School in Wallsend have been busy tending to the roof-top garden at The Forum. The garden idea came from centre manager Nick Lambert, who was keen to develop the centre’s partnership with the school, by providing the pupils with a space which they could cultivate.

In just a couple of months, the eight to 10-year-olds have transformed the garden into a little oasis, thanks to their commitment and enthusiasm. As well as flowers, they have been growing a range of delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs fit for the kitchen table. When they are ripe and ready for harvest, they will pick the produce to share with their fellow pupils and their families.

Teaching assistant Laura Wilson, who co-ordinates the school’s gardening, said: “The benefits for the children being involved in this project are wide ranging – as well as learning more about gardening, it promotes healthy eating choices as they sample the produce they have grown from seeds. The project gives the pupils a sense of responsibility and brings their learning alive, as they see the seeds that they have planted grow and flourish. The roof garden also provides a relaxed and informal environment for the children to increase their confidence and self-esteem.”

Nick added: “We are committed to further developing our relationships with local schools, such as Richardson Dees Primary School, and other groups in the community. By partnering with the school to deliver a fun, hands-on activity for the children to get involved with, we have transformed a previously unused space into garden with a seed to plate ethos, complete with a greenhouse and raise beds. One of the great things about this project is as has progressed, the pupils knowledge has grown, their confidence has soared and they have now taken ownership of the space, making suggestions and leading decisions concerning the garden.”

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Old August 22nd, 2017, 09:29 AM   #503
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Just walked through Leazes park this morning to find it's been vandalised just as the restoration work has begun. Disgusting.

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Old August 29th, 2017, 05:15 PM   #504
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Community Kitchen Garden - Seaton Delaval Hall

This is the Community Kitchen Garden at Seaton Delaval Hall, Photographed 19th August 2017.

According to the National Trust web site @ https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sea...utiful-gardens

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Just off the main car park at Seaton Delaval Hall sits the Community Kitchen Gardens. Working with the local community, the Community Kitchen Gardens have 28 allotment plots for 16 different groups, as well as raised beds featuring some out-of-the-ordinary fruit and vegetable varieties.

There is a also the stunning Cutting Garden, which provides the flowers for the arrangements around the Hall, a Wildlife Area, a Herb Garden, and a sheltered and (sometimes!) sunny spot to sit in. Pop over and meet garden residents George, Georgina, Herbie and Hilda and chat to our volunteers to see what they're up to!















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Old September 2nd, 2017, 12:18 PM   #505
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Jesmond Dene & Walker Park: It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks

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Jesmond Dene & Walker Park: It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks
1 September 2017



Let’s help ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ find the nation’s favourite parks by voting for yours in the People’s Choice Awards

This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 1,797 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces. The scheme is now asking the public to vote for their favourites. Newcastle is proud to have two of its parks listed as part of the Green Flag Award winners, Jesmond Dene and Walker Park.

To vote for your favourite award-winning park, simply find it on the map www.greenflagaward.org and click the vote button. Once you’ve voted, why not encourage others to get involved too. Voting for the People’s Choice Awards opens on 1 September and closes 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites being announced on 11 October.

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Jesmond Dene www.greenflagaward.org/park-summary/?park=1943

Walker Park http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/par...ary/?park=3089

Councillor Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture and communities at Newcastle City Council, said: "Newcastle’s enjoys an international reputation as a city with great parks and green spaces. It's part of our heritage. Our parks are venues for people to enjoy, exercise, meet, play and spend time outdoors, in a natural environment whilst still in the city. We're incredibly proud of our parks. It's fantastic to have Green Flag Awarded green spaces [Jesmond Dene and Walker Park] in the city. We believe our parks are amongst the best and we're incredibly excited they're in the running to pick up the coveted People’s Choice Award. These parks are certainly some of the cities favourites. Let's hope they're recognised as being amongst the nation’s favourite parks too.”

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Gateshead's Chase Park to officially re-open

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Gateshead's Chase Park to officially re-open
Posted on Wednesday 6 September 2017



Local community group Friends of Chase Park and Gateshead Council celebrate the completion of a £1 million National Lottery project with community fayre.

Gateshead’s Chase Park will officially re-open on Saturday, September 23 following the completion of a £1 million restoration and development project. The project at the historic local park in Whickham was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

The Mayor of Gateshead Cllr Pauline Dillon will cut the ribbon to officially re-open the park at a celebratory community fayre, which will run from 11am to 3pm in the park, with stalls and attractions from various community groups and food outlets. The event is being organised by local group Friends of Chase Park, who have worked together with Gateshead Council over the last five years to successfully bid for National Lottery funding.

Chair of Friends of Chase Park, Alan Scott said: “It’s been a very long journey but we are absolutely thrilled that the works are now complete and the park has been given this much needed facelift. So many people have worked hard to get to this point and I’d like to thank everyone for their efforts.”

The park’s new features include:

Restoration of the listed windmill, entrance gates, paths and ornamental garden
Replanting of flower beds and trees
Remodelling and enhancement of the toddler play area
Resurfacing of the tennis courts and new table tennis installed
New junior play area and inclusion of skateboard park
Outdoor gym/trim trail
Development of community garden
New benches, signs and interpretations of heritage points of interest

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Members of Tynemouth Boating Club who say the lake is so full of weeds and slime so they cant sail their boats (Image: newcastle chronicle)

A petition has been launched calling on the council to clean up a popular lake that has become “unusable” because of weeds.

The campaign has been started by members of the Tynemouth Model Boat Club, who use the pond in Tynemouth Park, off Grand Parade, regularly. They say they have been unable to use their model boats this summer because of the weed growth and feel the area looks unsightly.

Richard Cox, club secretary, said: “Like many of the people who visit the park, we are very concerned about the condition of the lake. The weed is far more robust than the blanket weed that usually comes up in the summer. It has made the lake almost unusable for model boats and is affecting the pleasure boats that usually operate on the lake. All attempts to clear the weed by hand have been beaten by its rapid regrowth. The weed is also rooted on the bed of the pond and is difficult to remove. The electronic sounder in the pond is completely unable to control the weed. Apart from our own concerns, visitors find the weed very unsightly. It is a danger to visitors because it makes the sloping edges of the lake very slippery. We are very concerned that the weed will establish itself in the lake bed and return every year.”

North Tyneside Council says a specific type of weed has established itself in the water, which is normally seen as a sign of good health. The authority is now looking at ways of striking a balance between recreational activities and biodiversity at the site.

A spokesman added: “A sonar device was installed in the lake to control filamentous algae several years ago. Overall the device has improved the situation relating to algal growth, along with occasional manual removal of the weed. Recently the native oxygenating plant curled pondweed (potamogeton crispus) has established itself within the lake. In normal circumstances such a weed would be welcomed as it’s indicative of the lake’s health and good ecological balance. However, the plant is causing the model boat and boat users an issue. The council is therefore currently exploring a number of options to achieve the balance between recreational activity and biodiversity.”

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Action taken to clear park’s lake
James Willoughby 8 September 2017


The machine clearing out the lake.

Crucial work has been taken to improve the appearance of a lake at a popular park, after a petition called for action.

The untidy state of Tynemouth Park’s lake, which was plagued with weeds and rubbish, had prompted concern earlier this summer. The situation was so bad, Tynemouth Model Boat Club was unable to use the water for model boats, while the Clock Tower Café in the park found it impossible to operate its pedalos and rowing boats.

As a result, the boat club organised a petition, urging the council to take action and improve the lake’s appearance. Their call to arms was duly answered and earlier this week, a contractor, hired by the council, used special equipment to clear the lake. Richard Cox, secretary of the boat club, said: “The park visitors were complaining to the club about the poor appearance of the lake and it was rapidly growing worse. By mid-August, the weed nearly covered the lake surface. But the specialised machine has cut and removed the weed from the lake and the work will be completed in plenty of time for the model boat club’s open day on Sunday, September 17.”

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Saltwell Park Model Boat Club, Erection of new cabin on south side of lake - situation pictures 08/09/17

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On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 28/07/16 another planning application

DC/16/00580/FUL

Erection of timber Clubhouse (to replace existing portakabin serving as clubhouse)

Land Adj Lake At Saltwell Park Gateshead

Application Validated Thu 09 Jun 2016

Status Decided

Decision Grant

Decision Issued Date Thu 28 Jul 2016

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Wonder whether the scheme above is to proceed

As the situation was on 02/05/16, my picture from post #333



Pictures by myself from Friday 08/08/17 approx 1145 showing that the existing "portakabin" building has had a coat of paint, new signwriting etc







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Saltwell Park Model Boat Club

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Wonder whether the scheme above is to proceed

As the situation was on 02/05/16, my picture from post #333



Pictures by myself from Friday 08/08/17 approx 1145 showing that the existing "portakabin" building has had a coat of paint, new signwriting etc







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I bumped in to a member of the Saltwell Park Model Boat Club today and asked him about the proposed new Clubhouse. He said that they were still hoping to go ahead but Gateshead MBC were being a bit obstructive though he was vague on the details. He also told me that it was doubly difficult because the committee member who was handling the project was in poor health and there was a collective apathy amongst the rest of the membership. They have also considered a plan B which would involve adding a second metal container on top of the current one but I suspect the Council would reject that out of hand. It seems odd that the Council should be "difficult" over this matter as the "Scanned Officer Report" was enthusiastic about the plan. I also spotted that a similar application was granted in 2011 but never materialised.
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Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete - celebrating 100 years of allotment growing

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Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete - celebrating 100 years of allotment growing
13 September 2017


Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete

Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the annual Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete.

Newcastle Allotment and Garden Fete, organised by Newcastle City Council in partnership with the city’s Allotments Working Group, will be held on Sunday 24 September. The event will take place in a marquee within the beautiful setting of Leazes Park, Newcastle’s oldest park, close to the city centre.

Cllr Kim McGuinness, Newcastle City Councils’ Cabinet Member for Culture and Community said: The city’s allotment and gardening tradition is a true representation of the community spirit so associated with Newcastle and it's residents. This year marks a centenary for a number of allotment sites across the city. This event gives people the perfect opportunity to celebrate this landmark.” It's great to see an increasing number of people in Newcastle are enjoying the rewarding experience of gardening or looking after an allotment. Allotments are incredibly important to the city and we're very proud of ours. They're great, social spaces that add value to the community, they bring excellent health benefits and, as the show is testament every year, they give talented, experienced gardeners, as well as those taking it up for the first time the space they need.”

The show will have lots of classes to enter and will be open to all amateur gardeners, young and old, across the region who are keen to show off their gardening skills. There will be a full range of flower, vegetable and fruit classes, including the popular and prestigious ‘2 Pot Leeks Challenge Cup,’ plus produce classes for jams, chutneys and wine.” Prize money will also be awarded to the best exhibits on the day.

The public show starts at 11am, when it will be officially opened by the Sheriff of Newcastle, Cllr David Down, and finishes at 5pm. It will be a fun filled weekend for both friends and family and will also include entertainment, children’s activities, music, face painting, raffles, stalls selling a wide range of flowers, produce and preserves, advice on bee keeping, organic gardening and much, much more.

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Parents Celebrate Funding Award for Heaton Play Park

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Parents Celebrate Funding Award for Heaton Play Park
14 September 2017


Heaton Play Park with a few parents from the Friends of Heaton Park Playground Project (l-r) Harriet Denton, Councillor Kim McGuinness, Lynne Patience, Flora Patience (aged 3) and Suzie Raine.

Newcastle City Council and the Friends of Heaton Park Playground Project are today celebrating the news they’ve received a £50,000 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust (formerly SITA Trust) for the forthcoming refurbishment of Heaton Play Park.

A group of five parents whose young children regularly use Heaton Park play area first raised the renovation needs with the City Council and their local councillors. This resulted in the birth of a campaign to update its design and introduce new equipment for the park.

Where possible the new design will cleverly recycle and refurbish existing play equipment, surfaces and fencing. It will also look to install new exciting, accessible play equipment to attract even more children and families, and increase participation in the wider activities available in the play park. The refurbishment to Heaton Play Park will include: a new inclusive roundabout; a flat spinner; a spinning bowl; a bespoke clambering nest and slide; a low level natural gym; a picnic area; a trampoline (part of phase 2 works); refurbished swings; toadstool seats; log benches; new grassed area; and self-closing gates.

The welcomed SUEZ Communities Trust monies will form part of a wider £108,000 refurbishment programme for Heaton Play Park that is being made possible by Section 106 contributions, Newcastle City Council ward funding, and a grant from the accessibility scheme. The City Council is able to contribute using Section 106 money as a direct result of local development in the area.

Lynne Patience, mum to Spike (age 4) and Flora (aged 3), and one of the co-founders of the Friends of Heaton Park Playground Project, said: “This is a heavily used park and is an important part of the local community. The parents and children love the space and are always keen to get involved. Over the past couple of years there has been a number of conversations about the state of the park, and it’s interesting how the park users are totally invested in its future and how it will change. We have been delighted with the different ways that people have shown their support. Whether it be helping with suggestions on the park’s design through to helping to champion the cause and getting directly involved with the fundraising efforts. This has been a real community effort that has seen residents, the City Council, organisations and funders [like the SUEZ Communities Trust] uniting for the good of the region.”

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East Lodge building, Saltwell Park, at entrance on East Park Rd, Gateshead - pictures 16/09/17

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Some pictures by myself from Sunday 06/08/17 approx 1000 showing reroofing works taking place to East Lodge building, Saltwell Park, at entrance on East Park Rd, Gateshead, opposite the access road to Littledene housing development

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ENTRANCES AND APPROACHES An entrance with a lodge on East Park Road was the main entrance to Saltwell Towers and had been laid out by 1853 (OS); the lodge, designed by James Bowyer, was built in 1882.







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6 weeks later some pictures by myself from Saturday 16/09/17 approx 0945 showing building after reroofing works to East Lodge, Saltwell Park, at entrance on East Park Rd, Gateshead, opposite the access road to Littledene housing development









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Gateshead Family Sculpture Day pre-dates the Angel - here's when it takes place in 2017

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Gateshead Family Sculpture Day pre-dates the Angel - here's when it takes place in 2017
By David Whetstone 15 September 2017


Flashback to Gateshead Family Sculpture Day, 2001, and 10-year-old Jonty Kirk gets stuck in (Image: ncjMedia Tark library, 2001)

Gateshead’s interest in sculpture reaches back way before The Angel of the North spread its wings over Team Valley.

Antony Gormley’s towering creation was erected at Eighton Banks in 1998, meaning next year will be its 20th anniversary. But the annual Gateshead Family Sculpture Day pre-dates it.

The 32nd event will be taking place this year on Sunday, September 24 (11am to 4pm) at The Grove in Saltwell Park. As many as 1,000 people regularly descend on the park for a day of creative construction using just rough timber and nails. Renowned as a truly family-friendly event, it sees children, parents and grandparents mucking in.

Coun Angela Douglas, who holds the culture brief on Gateshead Council, said: “This is a fantastic event that gets the whole family involved and has a great community spirit. There are artists and professional sculptors on hand to get everyone started and help, so all people have to do is get creative and think of something to build.”

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Dam in park ‘must not be removed’
5 August 2017

Officials have been urged by a large group of Bedlington residents to protect the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Humford Country Park.

Concerns over the future of Humford Dam on the River Blyth were raised by the group at a council meeting after a document from the Northumberland Rivers Trust (NRT), dated January 2017, was leaked to them in April. Although it said consultations would take place, the document said ‘some indicative Environment Agency funding has been allocated for the summer of 2017’ for potential works to remove the significant concrete weir.

The agency has since said that it has asked the NRT to start looking at options to reconnect the river system at the dam site, but the views of local residents ‘will be central to discussions’. According to the organisations, the dam disrupts the migration of the endangered European eel, trout, sea trout and possibly salmon, making it difficult for them to thrive.

A statement has been issued to the Leader by Ann Pattison, Keith Miller, Bill Marley and Tony Rugman-Jones on behalf of residents who do not wish the dam to be removed. They said there was almost total opposition to such action from those present at the meeting of West Bedlington Town Council and NRT director Pete Kerr told residents that ‘if you don’t want it, it won’t happen’.

Since that meeting, a petition set up in opposition to the demolition has so far obtained 1,454 online and 306 written signatures against. The statement includes the following: ‘Humford Dam on the River Blyth is the jewel in the crown of Humford Country Park, a designated local nature reserve. ‘The magnificent sight and sound of the dam has been enjoyed by numerous generations over many decades. It is one of few physical reminders of a Bedlington long since gone. ‘Neither NRT nor the Environment Agency have made a convincing case for its removal. The people of Bedlington are at least as concerned as NRT and the agency about the well-being of their river. ‘Alternatives exist to allow the passage of fish and eels, thus minimising the use of public money at a time of austerity without losing the dam and without causing widescale damage and disturbance in this beautiful valley. ‘The people of Bedlington and district have spoken and we therefore call upon both NRT and the agency to honour their promise and drop this unwanted, unnecessary proposal. ‘We will then be happy to discuss constructively with NRT and the agency any other ideas they may have to further help the progress upstream of both fish and eels.’

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Humford Dam on the River Blyth in Bedlington.

Three options are now on the table in relation to the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Humford Country Park in Bedlington. And according to one of the campaigners against any plans to demolish Humford Dam, this action is no longer being considered.

Concerns were raised by the group of residents at a meeting of West Bedlington Town Council earlier this year after document from the Northumberland Rivers Trust (NRT), dated January 2017, was leaked to them in April. It mentioned Environment Agency funding being allocated for potential works to remove the significant concrete weir. But following the public opposition, discussions were recently held involving residents’ representatives, Environment Agency staff, the director of the NRT and local angling associations.

One of Bedlington’s independent county councillors, Russ Wallace, attended to observe in a neutral capacity and chaired the meeting. Resident Tony Rugman-Jones, who attended, said afterwards: “Three options were agreed – improving the existing fish pass, building a new fish pass and providing a fish by-pass. These are to be examined in detail during the remainder of the Environment Agency’s budgetary year. Whilst acknowledging some competing issues as between river management, protection of heritage assets and the welfare of the Country Park and nature reserve, there was a shared willingness to look to develop solutions that avoid demolition, which has now been put aside.”

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Amazing news for Heaton Park! #Newcastleparks

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Amazing news for Heaton Park! #Newcastleparks
Amazing news for Heaton Park! Cllr Kim McGuinness pays tribute to the Heaton mums who helped save the park.


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Old September 19th, 2017, 04:15 PM   #516
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Saltwell Towers within Saltwell Park, Gateshead - more information & pictures to 16/09/17 (including interior) Part 1 of 5

Saltwell Park, Gateshead has had a great deal of coverage on this forum over recent years, mostly including posts with pictures on this thread

Saltwell Towers and its associated Belvedere Walls, Turrets & Staircases within the park has featured a few times on this thread including when giving its history, lottery funded works etc on:-

Post # 232 on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=232

Post #234 on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=234, listing posts associated with the park as at 28/01/15

Post #235 on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=235

Post #237 on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=237 showing pictures Park in the snow of Winter 2010

Posts #242 - 243 on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=124089975

However there has been little on the interior of Saltwell Towers however some of the following pictures (over 5 posts) taken by myself over recent weeks will rectify that:-

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Saltwell Towers within Saltwell Park, Gateshead - more information & pictures to 16/09/17 (including interior) Part 2 of 5

Part 2 of 5

There has been little on the interior of Saltwell Towers however some of the following pictures taken by myself over recent weeks will rectify that

Exterior Views 08/09/17 (continued)









Interior views, staircase and first floor (not ground floor cafe area etc) including showing the glass artwork

From http://bridgetjonesglass.co.uk/pages...-gateshead.php

EXTRACT

Saltwell Towers was commissioned by Gateshead MBC for the grade ll listed Arts and Crafts building at the heart of Saltwell Park. The two storey internal screen allows for light and views through the building while providing manifestation. The imagery is drawn from willowherb spires and ash leaf-stalks.

And from http://bridgetjonesglass.co.uk/pages/introduction.php

Bridget Jones is an artist working mainly in architectural glass to commission. Her designs weave together image, pattern, and colour, and often evolve from prints. She has worked collaboratively with writers and other artists and as a lead artist. As well as artworks in glass she has also designed for stone, metal and textiles. Her practice includes printmaking on paper, including series which are integral to commissions.

From Gateshead Council Art Map document on http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc...=rep1&type=pdf

Text from page 20 of 32

This artwork consists of architectural glass screens surrounding the central stairwell of Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park. The building itself dates back to the 1850s and was reopened in the summer of 2004 after being restored and rebuilt during the extensive refurbishment of Saltwell Park. The curved glass screens form the core of the building, rising from the floor of the ground level to the ceiling of the first floor. The outside of the curve has been fired with bands of blue, grey and green and sandblasted stripes of ash and willowherb. On the inside, Saltwell Willowherb is acid etched with the falling leaf stalks of ash and the rising spikes of willow herb, reflecting the natural forms and colours of the surrounding park.


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Saltwell Towers within Saltwell Park, Gateshead - more information & pictures to 16/09/17 (including interior) Part 3 of 5

Part 3 of 5

There has been little on the interior of Saltwell Towers however some of the following pictures taken by myself over recent weeks will rectify that

Interior pictures from 16/09/17















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Saltwell Towers within Saltwell Park, Gateshead - more information & pictures to 16/09/17 (including interior) Part 4 of 5

Part 4 of 5

There has been little on the interior of Saltwell Towers however some of the following pictures taken by myself over recent weeks will rectify that

Interior pictures 16/09/17 (continued)





















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Saltwell Towers within Saltwell Park, Gateshead - more information & pictures to 16/09/17 (including interior) Part 5 of 5

Part 5 of 5

The following pictures taken by myself to show some views from the upper floor windows 16/09/17








Views of exterior 16/09/17












Hopefully may manage to get some views of the ground floor interior in due course


Friends of Saltwell Park website, http://www.friendsofsaltwellpark.co.uk/


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