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Old March 17th, 2011, 01:33 AM   #61
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the old Jewish Cemetery can just be seen on these photos (indicated by arrow). The ground is covered by pink gravel - see earlier photo.

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Old March 17th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #62
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Wow, the apartments now in waterloo house are where we looked down from, when this pic was taken it's a simple brick wall looking south. Thanks for those
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Old March 17th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #63
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About thirty or so years ago, I was reliably informed, that access to the cemetery was gained via the ladies toilet of "The Black Bull" on Westgate Road, (I kid you not).
The pub is now called The Bodega
and the Bodega does look remarkably like a synagogue, doesn't it?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #64
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According to Lewis Bolsover The Jewish Communities of North-East England (1980) 250 sq yds of land was bought in 1835 for a burial ground in Thornton Street and enclosed with a wall.

The site for the synagogue in Temple Street was acquired in 1838. "It has been suggested that there was a subterranean passage connecting the synagogue with the cemetery, but this was probably no more than an enclosed pathway and a later memoir refers to a narrow lane with an iron railing and gate running by the side of the synagogue and leading to the cemetery."

The cemetery was ordered to be closed in 1851 and burials then took place at the Sunderland cemetery until 1857 when a site was purchased in the City Cemetery in Elswick Road. The cemetery [in 1980] had only five headstones. Three were weatherbeaten, but two were in reasonably good condition and the Hebrew engravings were legible.
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Tunnel to Jewish cemetery

Maybe this should go on the Victoria Tunnel thread as well!


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According to Lewis Bolsover The Jewish Communities of North-East England (1980) 250 sq yds of land was bought in 1835 for a burial ground in Thornton Street and enclosed with a wall.

The site for the synagogue in Temple Street was acquired in 1838. "It has been suggested that there was a subterranean passage connecting the synagogue with the cemetery, but this was probably no more than an enclosed pathway and a later memoir refers to a narrow lane with an iron railing and gate running by the side of the synagogue and leading to the cemetery."

The cemetery was ordered to be closed in 1851 and burials then took place at the Sunderland cemetery until 1857 when a site was purchased in the City Cemetery in Elswick Road. The cemetery [in 1980] had only five headstones. Three were weatherbeaten, but two were in reasonably good condition and the Hebrew engravings were legible.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #66
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Cathedral Square

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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #67
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Looks good. Great photos too, as always.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #68
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RAVENSWORTH SYNAGOGUE

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According to Lewis Bolsover The Jewish Communities of North-East England (1980) 250 sq yds of land was bought in 1835 for a burial ground in Thornton Street and enclosed with a wall.

The site for the synagogue in Temple Street was acquired in 1838. "It has been suggested that there was a subterranean passage connecting the synagogue with the cemetery, but this was probably no more than an enclosed pathway and a later memoir refers to a narrow lane with an iron railing and gate running by the side of the synagogue and leading to the cemetery."

The cemetery was ordered to be closed in 1851 and burials then took place at the Sunderland cemetery until 1857 when a site was purchased in the City Cemetery in Elswick Road. The cemetery [in 1980] had only five headstones. Three were weatherbeaten, but two were in reasonably good condition and the Hebrew engravings were legible.
Just to follow on this theme - here are some photographs of RAVENSWORTH SYNAGOGUE which used to operate at Ravensworth Terrace, Summerhill.

The Synagogue has been converted into office accommodation but was originally built in 1925 on the site of three houses in Ravensworth Terrace.

Its original name was Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation and Beth Hamedras and closed in Closed 1969.







This photograph courtesy of the City Libraries Collection @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcast...es/4082678186/ - taken in 1977. The building is run down and derelict.

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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #69
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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 21st, 2011, 11:00 AM   #70
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Where is this reflection and what is it?


Looks like it is the "Dirty Angel", as we have always known it in our family! The South African War Memorial, for those who died in the Boer War, to be more accurate.



The reflection looks like it may be on (though the actual 'angle' doesn't look quite right for this) the office block next to Haymarket Hub that is the converted Tatler Cinema (though many people think the Tatler building was demolished).

I like the photo, very unusual!
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Looks like it is the "Dirty Angel", as we have always known it in our family! The South African War Memorial, for those who died in the Boer War, to be more accurate.

The reflection looks like it may be on (though the actual 'angle' doesn't look quite right for this) the office block next to Haymarket Hub that is the converted Tatler Cinema (though many people think the Tatler building was demolished).

I like the photo, very unusual!
Got it in one........

The angel was of course removed during the construction of the Metro Station and Haymarket and was repaired and cleaned up before re-attachment. Those repairs in 1975-78 included the replacement of Victory's wings being replaced in fibreglass, the Newcastle atmosphere over the years having destroyed the bronze to such an extent that they were in danger of dropping off! - further repairs and refurbishment took place in 1992.

Always strikes me as rather sad that this memorial perhaps doesn't get the recognition that it deserves, By that I mean there are no remembrance ceremonies held here as far as I know. Fair enough there will be no one alive today who fought in the Boer War but I'm sure you get my drift.

Unveiled by Sir Laurence James Oliphant (General Officer Commanding in Chief for Northern Command) on 22 June 1908.

The memorial had originally been planned to be raised by public subscription but increased expenditure and delays to the build led to the City Council having to subsidise the cost. Cost was £4,707 and only £3,350 had been raised by the public.

The memorial was to commemorate those who fell in the Boer War and the sculptor was Thomas Eyre Mackin. The figure on the top represents Victory and the figure below is Northumbria offering her palm to her fallen sons who are listed on the four shields around the base. Every local soldier who fought in the war was given the honorary freedom of the city.

Grade II* Listed, this is the text from http://lbonline.english-heritage.org...04624&search=y

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Building Name: SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL
Parish: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
District: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
County: TYNE AND WEAR

LBS Number: 304624
Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12/11/1965
NGR: NZ2481164862

NZ 2464 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HAYMARKET
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12/11/65 South African War Memorial
(formerly listed in Barras Bridge)
G.V. II*

War Memorial. Dated and signed T.EYRE MACIKLIN INVT ET SCULPT 1907; inscribed - Montacutelli. brothers, founders, London, on relief.

Sandstone ashlar with bronze sculpture. Wide octagonal steps to base with bronze shield, pictorial low relief panel and garlands; large figure at east bearing unfurled flag and clasping tall octagonal tapered column with inscription commemorating those of the Northumbrian regiments who died in the South African War, 1899-1902. Heroic-sized winged Victory on top.




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Old March 23rd, 2011, 02:00 PM   #72
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So here's a little test:

1. Where is this?
2. What did it used to be?
3. What is it now?

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Old March 23rd, 2011, 02:28 PM   #73
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So here's a little test:

1. Where is this?
2. What did it used to be?
3. What is it now?

Couldn't mistake that frontage.
Its the (former) synagogue on Eskdale Terrace in Jesmond, now the Art Department of Newcastle Central high School (and well worth a visit during one of their open days if you can manage it).
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Couldn't mistake that frontage.
Its the (former) synagogue on Eskdale Terrace in Jesmond, now the Art Department of Newcastle Central high School (and well worth a visit during one of their open days if you can manage it).
That was quick - must make these a little harder

Doers anyone know if this building is Listed? - I cannot see anything

Built in 1914-5 by Newcastle Architect Marcus Kenneth Glass in an Art Deco interpretation of Byzantine Revival style. This is the last intact Synagogue by Glass in the UK.

Evidently much of the interior features of the Synagogue were removed/remodelled when it was converted into the school building.

It was the former home of the Jesmond Hebrew Congregation which closed in 1986.





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Old March 23rd, 2011, 05:04 PM   #75
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Evidently much of the interior features of the Synagogue were removed/remodelled when it was converted into the school building.
Yes, almost completely, though that magnificent window remains. There is now a floor thoughout the building at the level of the original balcony, which greatly increases the available space but has removed the opportunity to see and appreciate the scale, proportions and detailling of the synagogue.

Note too that the two 'tablets of stone' at the top of the facade were also removed. Thanks to these pictures, we can see how they completed the curved part of the facade more appropriately that the flat top in present times.
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OK - a non-illustrated question. Which church occupied that site before the synagogue was built there?
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Appeal launched to bridge Hexham Abbey funding gap
by Paul Tully, The Journal, March 24th 2011


AN appeal has been launched to make up the shortfall in funding to breathe new life into part of an ancient Northumberland church.

Campaigners are hoping to pull in the extra £400,000 needed to reach the £3m needed to transform the 13th-Century monastery complex attached to Hexham Abbey into a state-of-the-art visitor centre.

Already £2.6m has been raised, including £1.8m in Heritage Lottery funding.

The final campaign push was launched yesterday in the hope of raising the remaining funds within the next twelve months. It’s hoped the centre can attract up to 100,000 visitors a year, bringing more than £3m into Hexham.

Abbey Rector, Canon Graham Usher, said: “We have a once-in-500-years opportunity to reunite this historic site and restore it to its full role in the community.

“It is a tremendous project which will fully propel this historic place into the 21st Century and the next 1,000 years of its life.”

The visitor and heritage centre will include exhibitions displaying the Abbey’s historic artefacts, many of which have not been on view, plus meeting rooms as well as an education centre, an audio-visual theatre and a herb garden.


Read More - http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-e...#ixzz1HVP11sTt
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I can't wait to learn the answer to that question. Whatever was there seems to have had a short life - I can see nothing on the 1867 map, no mention in Dendy (1904), my 1919 Godfrey Edition OS map of Jesmond ends just a few doors away, and it building must have begun well before 1920.

BTW WilfBurnsFan, I agree that there's surely no reason for us to confine these questions to pictorial clues. Any challenge to the grey matter is welcome (if it really is a challenge and not just a 'google-quiz'!).
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OK - a non-illustrated question. Which church occupied that site before the synagogue was built there?
Stab in the dark - was it the Iron Chapel that was erected whilst Jesmond Methodist (Wesleyan) Church in Clayton Road was being built?
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Old March 25th, 2011, 02:52 AM   #80
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That was quick - must make these a little harder

Doers anyone know if this building is Listed? - I cannot see anything
It is not listed but it is on the LOCAL LIST.

ID: 85. Former Jesmond Synagogue (Central New High School for Girls),
Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond,
Ward: South Jesmond
Original Nomination Number: 173

Unfortunately can't get the remaining text to copy properly!!

Have a look here, on page 81;
http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/wwwfiler...t_of_Sites.pdf

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