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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:52 AM   #101
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I think the current Redheugh Bridge lets our fantastic group of bridges down. Such a cheap and nasty bridge. The mighty Tyne deserves better!!
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Ok, here's one of the Tyne Pride being built back in 1975. This should be a fairly easy question for most of you to answer but what is the significance of this ship?

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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #103
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Although the below photo was taken TODAY, it is a very interesting collection of historical adverts, from the early 1970s.

I took the top photo (with permission) at the 'T Dan Smith' exhibition at the Lit & Phil this afternoon. Had a good listen to some of his interviews about his 1960's City Centre plans, too. An interesting hour and a half!



Took this one today too, outside the Lit & Phil . . .
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #104
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Ok, here's one of the Tyne Pride being built back in 1975. This should be a fairly easy question for most of you to answer but what is the significance of this ship?

im guessing biggest ship ever built on the tyne, though maybe its esso hibernia or northumbria, all three supertankers. interesting side note - the first purpose built oil tankers in the world were built on the tyne - both the first oil sail ship, the first oil steamer and the first 'modern' tanker, the Gluckauf, built for the Rockefeller by Swan.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #105
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ELDON SQUARE OPENS ON 4TH MARCH 1976

On 4th March 1976, 'Phase One' of Eldon Square opened, then on 16th September 1976, 'Phase Two' opened . . .

A few items and photos from those days.


The first list of shops and original - full centre - layout plan.



Who is this handsome chap on the left of this photo? (photo taken by City Council photographers, on 16th September 1976).




Here is the extent of the "Phase One Open Area', the only areas of the centre that opened on 4th March 1976. The areas in 'brown' were cordoned off and did not open for six months, until 16th September 1976 . . .



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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #106
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Although the below photo was taken TODAY, it is a very interesting collection of historical adverts, from the early 1970s.

I took the top photo (with permission) at the 'T Dan Smith' exhibition at the Lit & Phil this afternoon. Had a good listen to some of his interviews about his 1960's City Centre plans, too. An interesting hour and a half!

Very interesting and laughable (In 2009) to read the way they are going on about the 60's monstrosities!!

Cant make out what the small captions say, any idea Historian?
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #107
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im guessing biggest ship ever built on the tyne, though maybe its esso hibernia or northumbria, all three supertankers. interesting side note - the first purpose built oil tankers in the world were built on the tyne - both the first oil sail ship, the first oil steamer and the first 'modern' tanker, the Gluckauf, built for the Rockefeller by Swan.
Yep, The Tyne Pride was the largest, some 262,000 tonnes, 10,000 tonnes bigger than the Northumbria.

To put that into perspective the 2 new aircraft carrier's for the Royal Navy will be 65,000 tonnes each and the biggest US carrier is 100,000 tonnes approx!
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #108
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Very interesting and laughable (In 2009) to read the way they are going on about the 60's monstrosities!!

Cant make out what the small captions say, any idea Historian?
These?







It's still a bit of an 'eye-strain' - but you should be able to read them now?
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #109
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Yeah thanks historian!!! sorry for the hassle as all the captions said was "Reproduced by such and such"!!
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #110
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Some sad but very interesting images there Historian ..

here's the derelict site you mentioned back in 1982 showing the 'still standing' remains of the old Manors goods yard .. also notice platforms 1 & 2 of the old Manors North Station in the foreground and the ghostly metro station beyond !

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This is how it was and how I remember it (the remains of the Goods Yard) during most of my life.

I felt it was a permanent feature, like that!!!!

It was great when Warners was built, though I didn't particularly like the cinema itself, it was great to get rid of an eyesore and get a new building on there.

Just before Warners was built, there was an interesting proposed development for the site as a very big TV studio. It was going to be built by "Northumbria TV", who were bidding to take over the ITV franchise from Tyne Tees. Details of the proposals, below . . .


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Old October 30th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #111
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I used to go to the Warners Cinema quite often. I remember the first time I went I thought it was amazing after being used to the Cannon in Monkseaton. (Which I loved and was gutted when it was closed)
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:17 AM   #112
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The Great Fire Of Gateshead and Newcastle, 1854

Just came across this. I think it is a very dramatic 'engraving', and I particularly like how you can so clearly see the street pattern on the Newcastle side, that is still visible in 2009 . . .

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE AND GATESHEAD DURING THE RECENT CONFLAGRATION. A handcoloured woodblock engraving from the Illustrated London News, 14th October 1854


The Great Fire which took place on the morning of 6th October 1854 was one of the most important historical events in the town, as well as being the most devastating.

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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:26 AM   #113
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an even BIGGER version!



I have also seen parts of a C19th panorama of Newcastle, drawn from sketches made whilst on a tethered balloon, but can't find proper pictures of it anywhere online.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:31 AM   #114
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That looks like the great fire of Newcastle.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:44 AM   #115
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That looks like the great fire of Newcastle.
I've got this excellent little old book, which shows that is pretty much exactly what it was called!



(Was this a very early example of the NewcastleGateshead partnership? . . . a shared FIRE! )

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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:57 AM   #116
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funnily enough the warehouse that caught fire (Bertram's Warehouse?) opened to much fanfare as the owner boasted that it was "fire proof" due to some metal structure. sounds like cunard boasting that the titanic was 'unsinkable'!

And if you look at the drawing you'll see that much of the Quayside east of the Close got burned down. This is the area now known for the beautiful victorian sandstone structures underneath the tyne bridge - queen street etc. the whole area was built by John Dobson whose son actually died in the fire.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:11 AM   #117
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Can anyoine tell me what i can find in the Newcastle Lit & Phil building? Is it free to get in? what do i do, what do i go there for etc? Seems really interesting.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:16 AM   #118
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it's on westgate road facing collingwood street. if you leave the station and take a hard left, sticking to that side of the road, you will come to it in a minute or two on the right.

google street view of the building:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...3.37,,0,-13.09
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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:41 AM   #119
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Dont you actually take a right?
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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:59 AM   #120
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Dont you actually take a right?
woops. yes you do.
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