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Old March 11th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #121
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Applaud the sentiment behind this but fear these bushes are going to be subjected to a hell of a lot of bodily fluids before very long.
Plant a few Venus Flytraps amongst the bushes and that'll deter them.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM   #122
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Applaud the sentiment behind this but fear these bushes are going to be subjected to a hell of a lot of bodily fluids before very long.
That'll help them grow.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #123
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It's more an issue of the rubbish that'll be chucked into them and won't blow out. It'll need to be litter picked almost daily and especially on a Sunday/Monday.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #124
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All we need to do now is get of the Cathedral Square building and the building behind it and we will have a proper public space to make the cathedral really something.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #125
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All we need to do now is get of the Cathedral Square building and the building behind it and we will have a proper public space to make the cathedral really something.

Here is a post from 2009, on the Historic Newcastle thread . . .


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CATHEDRAL GARDENS . . .

here is a design from the past that shows how the space formerly occupied by the 'Old Town Hall' (and currently occupied by the new 1970s office blocks) nearly could have looked . . .




What do you think?
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Old March 13th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #126
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Here is a post from 2009, on the Historic Newcastle thread . . .
Marvellous sight but can you imagine the scene on a Friday nights with drunks roving about in this park and fountains

Of course there have been buildings on that spit of land for many, many centuries, so I doubt whether there was ever an uninterrupted view of St Nicholas' Cathedral Church.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #127
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #128
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Looks good. Great photos too, as always.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #129
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Applaud the sentiment behind this but fear these bushes are going to be subjected to a hell of a lot of bodily fluids before very long.
The herbaceous borders seen here in September 2006 didn't appear to be attracting that type of behaviour Greg

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Old March 28th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #130
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Plans for more new city centre apartments....though a "re-devopment" rather than new build.

St Nicholas Chambers at Amen Corner has application to create: "Conversion of ground floor from office accommodation (Class B1) to retail (Class A1) and conversion of 1st to 3rd floors from office accommodation (Class B8) cosmetic treatment rooms, chiropractors surgery and flat (Class C3) to form 9 x 1 bedroom apartments, 3 x 2 bedroom apartments, 1 x 3 bedroom apartment and 2 x studio apartments; addition of secondary glazing to windows and installation of new entrance doors to east elevation as amended by revised site plan received 29.11.2010"

Appears not to effect The Empress or Noosh, nor the main ground floor shop of Skullduggeri, but does effect the latter's 1st floor "treatment" rooms etc.

Full details can be seen here:

http://planningapplications.newcastl...=L7CQXDBS09700
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Old March 28th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #132
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Looks very close to completion, wonder if it's going to be officially opened?

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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #133
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I think it's shaping up to be a really nice civic space! More like this to follow, I hope. Surely this would have been one of the few sheltered areas in town where a fountain would have worked?! (without soaking everwhere in the wind?!).

I really do get fountain envy with Manchester, and Sheffield's Peace Gardens/Train Station for example...

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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #134
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I think it's shaping up to be a really nice civic space! More like this to follow, I hope. Surely this would have been one of the few sheltered areas in town where a fountain would have worked?! (without soaking everwhere in the wind?!).

I really do get fountain envy with Manchester, and Sheffield's Peace Gardens/Train Station for example...
It did work on the odd occasion but not what you could call spectacular - Newcastle has had fountains in the likes of Leazes Park but not to my knowledge in the City Centre - Apart from this one in the Haymarket and the God Tyne at the Civic Centre which I don't think works today. Not sure if the 5 swans at the Civic Centre were accompanied by a fountain?

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Old March 28th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #135
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Not sure if the 5 swans at the Civic Centre were accompanied by a fountain?
Yes they are Steve.

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Old March 28th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #136
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I think Tyne God is back on too (or at least started trickling again after the last little 'spruce-up of the Civic Centre - LEDs, fire beacons back on etc).

Just wish there was something a bit more of a focal point. Ah well! We're quite lucky with statues and monuments in the mean-time
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Old April 1st, 2011, 07:19 PM   #137
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Evening Chronicle, Wednesday 30th March 2011 . .



The recently refurbished and upgraded 'Old Eldon Square' . .
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 08:06 PM   #138
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I agree that a memorial shouldn't be defaced, vandalised or urinated on, but I think the people in this article should think before telling people how they can use public space. The statue in the middle is a memorial, but the rest of the square isn't. If people want to play football there, sit and eat, congregate etc, then they have every right.
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I agree that a memorial shouldn't be defaced, vandalised or urinated on, but I think the people in this article should think before telling people how they can use public space. The statue in the middle is a memorial, but the rest of the square isn't. If people want to play football there, sit and eat, congregate etc, then they have every right.
Yes I thought it a bit rich to try and say that people shouldn't walk on the grass - I cannot think of a more pleasant sight of seeing Eldon Square used by Citizens having a pleasant lunch on the grass during the Summer. I'm not one of these people who think that grass should only be looked at

Just noticed the bit about the railing around the memorial being reinstated and hopefully stop skateboarders damaging the kerbs - why were they removed in the first place? - they were certainly there when I took these shots in circa 2000:





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Old April 2nd, 2011, 09:13 PM   #140
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I'm not keen on those rails at all... They really don't fit with the monument (IMHO) and stop people from sitting on the raised plinth and enjoying the space.
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