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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #121
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No it won't, Sambucas pulled out. I'm leas to believe it's going to flats now, or as the builders there think it's going to be an extension to sainsbury's after they created a giant hole in the ceiling last week.
If its going to be flats then it'll have to have a pretty severe change of use put through, as its only ever had A1 and A3. Also, who the hell would want to live above a Sainsburys?

The source i spoke to were pretty adamant it was going to be a restaurant, and you can't just 'decide' its going to be flats, thats a pretty lengthy process.
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If its going to be flats then it'll have to have a pretty severe change of use put through, as its only ever had A1 and A3. Also, who the hell would want to live above a Sainsburys?

The source i spoke to were pretty adamant it was going to be a restaurant, and you can't just 'decide' its going to be flats, thats a pretty lengthy process.
I understand the change of use bits etc, but from what I have heard from the actual landlord is that it will become flats. Sambucca's were very much down the line and were basically one signature away before they opted out.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #123
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I understand the change of use bits etc, but from what I have heard from the actual landlord is that it will become flats. Sambucca's were very much down the line and were basically one signature away before they opted out.
Thats a shame, theres very little in the way of restaurants between Front Street and Whitley Bay town centre, a quality restaurant there wouldve made a killing.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #124
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Thats a shame, theres very little in the way of restaurants between Front Street and Whitley Bay town centre, a quality restaurant there wouldve made a killing.
Wasn't there an Indian Restaurant in the Broadway Pub building for a short while?
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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #125
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Wasn't there an Indian Restaurant in the Broadway Pub building for a short while?
Probably, theyve tried their hand a couple of times to incorporate a restaurant into the pub, the last one was a half-hearted Spanish effort called something like 'Las Gambotes (at the New Broadway), it wasnt great and didnt last long. Sambucas are proven operators though, and would no doubt have made a much better go at it.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #126
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It's a unique road layout they seem to be creating down on the promenade at Whitley Bay.

I don't know why they don't just bite the bullet and go down the 'Stag and Hen' party town route. Its the only way the town will ever succeed
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Old June 15th, 2011, 04:37 PM   #127
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Drifting OT, but has anyone else noticed there's an increasingly unsavoury element so the social scene on Front Street? It seems many who used to frequent Whitley Bay are now coming here, especially the foul mouthed women!
Noticed it getting quite popular. It was always a bit rough in Front St. We moved here when I was 11 in 1981. One Friday night we went out to Marshals for chips - saw my first ever street fight. A real big barney, police vans, ambulance the lot.

I am just surprised Tynemuth Village Society haven't kicked up a fuss about stuff like the long lines of cabs. This is a fairly recent thing.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #128
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Managed to get a hold of the leaflet that was handed out at The Dome Public Presentations - 2nd June 2011:



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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #129
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I see Beach Hut Resorts have a Planning Application in with North Tyneside Council for the installation of 6 "demountable" Beach Huts in King Edward Bay, Tynemouth - 11/00821/FUL @ http://publicaccess.northtyneside.go...rchtype=WEEKLY

From the Design & Access Statement by Kensington & Partners:



A similar application for Beach Huts at Cullercoats is also with NT Council under reference 11/00819/FUL - http://publicaccess.northtyneside.go...rchtype=WEEKLY

Amazing 'what goes around, comes around' - I can still remember when there were numerous beach huts on the North East Coast, all of which were demolished and done away with - now they are returning
I see this has been granted conditionally - http://edocs.northtyneside.gov.uk/WA...t=4&appid=1001
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When I lived in Whitley Bay the Dome was always known as the Empress Ballroom. When and why did this change...?
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When I lived in Whitley Bay the Dome was always known as the Empress Ballroom. When and why did this change...?
I assume it lost its 'mantle' of the Empress Ballroom when it ceased to be a ballroom back in the 1970's. It became a 'Live Band' venue in 1979 but wasn't really a success an that enterprise closed down circa 2005 and its been empty ever since.

It was always just the Spanish City to me - whole things, Dome and Fun Fair
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Those proposals or at least the idea of those proposals look fairly decent, it's a shame that they still want to incorporate a little bit of traffic in front of the dome though.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #133
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I drove on that new road yesterday and seeing this thread made me think. I didn't even notice the dome was there.

This new area I feel will fall flat on it's face. There is nothing to entice me there, no shops, just a YMCA, wellbeing centre and some features, then whatever the dome is going to be used for.

NTC make me really angry about the way this has been handled, first off with the school then escalating from there.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #134
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Interesting little story . .

St Mary’s lighthouse cottage put up for sale
by Victoria Williams, The Journal, June 25th 2011



YOU can be cut off for eight hours a day and may have to shift ill-tempered seals from under the car - but it's still one of the most romantic and dramatic homes you could find.

Now homebuyers have a rare chance to own the cottage on St Mary’s Island, off the coast of Whitley Bay.

The owners of the cottage, in the shadow of St Mary’s lighthouse, are putting it up for sale for £425,000 as they move back to the mainland.

The cottage is accessible by foot only at low tide so the house is being sold complete with a rowing boat. It also comes with a large brush to sweep aside any stubborn seals blocking the causeway to the mainland.

The two-bedroom detached property was built in 1860 and was formerly a pub before it was converted into a family home.


Read More - http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...#ixzz1QH0EI3Kn
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #135
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http://www.sandersonyoung.co.uk/buy/view.aspx?pr=11519
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£425,000. You're having a laugh
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£425,000. You're having a laugh
It is pretty much your own private island once the causeway it flooded. Imagine the parties you could have!!

I think houses on Lindisfarne go for a similar price...
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Old June 25th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #138
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£425,000. You're having a laugh
Pth, thats nowt! If you don't want much change from a cool million, head down to Front Street, Tynemouth:

http://www.vebra.com/details/property/22977/22299432

http://www.vebra.com/details/property/22977/21744533

Handy for the Turks Head i suppose...
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Pth, thats nowt! If you don't want much change from a cool million, head down to Front Street, Tynemouth:

http://www.vebra.com/details/property/22977/22299432

http://www.vebra.com/details/property/22977/21744533

Handy for the Turks Head i suppose...
For that sort of cash I would be want to be separated from the drunken masses and taxis by more than a couple of feet.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #140
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Interesting little story . .

St Mary’s lighthouse cottage put up for sale
by Victoria Williams, The Journal, June 25th 2011



YOU can be cut off for eight hours a day and may have to shift ill-tempered seals from under the car - but it's still one of the most romantic and dramatic homes you could find.

Now homebuyers have a rare chance to own the cottage on St Mary’s Island, off the coast of Whitley Bay.

The owners of the cottage, in the shadow of St Mary’s lighthouse, are putting it up for sale for £425,000 as they move back to the mainland.

The cottage is accessible by foot only at low tide so the house is being sold complete with a rowing boat. It also comes with a large brush to sweep aside any stubborn seals blocking the causeway to the mainland.

The two-bedroom detached property was built in 1860 and was formerly a pub before it was converted into a family home.


Read More - http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...#ixzz1QH0EI3Kn
I notice they don't mention in the sales blurb about the skeletons of Russian Sailors who succumbed to cholera who were buried on the site

This from the Friends of St. Mary’s Island web site @ http://www.friendsofstmarysisland.co...theisland.html

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A report in a newspaper of 1867 said that there were no traces of the chapel left on the island. When in 1855 a cottage was built by a fisherman called George Ewen, from Aberdeen, with the agreement of his landlord, Lord Hastings, who assisted with some of the building materials, it seems probable that the stones from the chapel ruin were also used.

Mr. Ewen and his son were the licensees of the old Astley Arms on the Blyth road north of Seaton Sluice. In 1852 they rented the salmon fishing rights on the island, and a hut in which to keep the nets. Salmon fishing in those days was done with bag and stake-net, and there were many fisheries round the coast, rented in the same way as farms.

Mr. Ewen built a cottage to shelter the fishermen - a bothie with two rooms, thatched with bents (grass) gathered on the headland. Ten years later he turned his cottage into an inn called 'The Freemason's Arms', known locally as 'The Square and Compass', licensed to retail foreign and British wines, ales and porter.

Two extensions had been added to the north end of the cottage in 1861, a barrel room and a washing room, and during the building human remains were found, probably those of the Russian cholera victims. It was said that one of the skeletons was kept in the cellar and shown to customers for a small sum. The pipes through which fresh water was pumped from a stream on the headland to a cistern near the washing room are still to be seen.
Must be a nightmare living there in the Summer with all of those nosey holidaymakers looking through your windows!
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