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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #121
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I wonder if anyone on here can asnwer a question we have been debating at my place of work today...

Having seen the photos posted on the BBC website of Team Valley today, we were wondering where it is that the culvert actually runs after going under the A1 at the south end on its way towards the Tyne...

Does anyone on here know or have maps/photos that show this?

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Its the River Team - this information from Wikipedia @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Team

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The River Team is a tributary of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England.

Its source is near Annfield Plain, where it is known as Kyo Burn. Then changing its name again to Causey Burn as it flows underneath the famous Causey Arch. It then flows past Beamish Museum in County Durham (where it is known as Beamish Burn) then crosses the border into Gateshead flowing through Lamesley. Continuing on into the Team Valley, the river flows through a culvert in the middle of the roundabout underneath the A1 road, it then continues through the Team Valley Trading Estate through a covered culvert, before emerging to the surface half way along.

It then flows through the site of the 1990 National Garden Festival, before finally discharging into the River Tyne in Dunston. This area is known as Teams, after the river.

The River Team has long been regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in the area due to the discharges from Sewage works near Lamesley and heavy industry in the Team Valley. It is called "The Gut" by the residents of Dunston. However considerable improvements have now been made and the river is relatively clean.

Prior to the last Ice Age, the lower part of the River Team actually formed the lower part of the River Wear, with a combined Tyne-Wear river continuing to the coast from Dunston. The ice diverted the River Wear to its current course towards the coast at Sunderland, with the smaller River Team flowing along its former course towards the River Tyne.
There are a few photographs on Google Images, so do a search there.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #122
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What's the void down the middle of the road for? Services?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #123
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What's the void down the middle of the road for? Services?
Its the culverting of the River Team.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #124
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I'm afraid there is a long way to go though:

Mixed race couples are everywhere now.

Get into the 21st century!
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #125
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I'm afraid there is a long way to go though:

Check out the sign: "Hardly Harrods". You can say that again!

They could've at least followed up with "but we do SelFridges"
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Old May 19th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #126
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They could've at least followed up with "but we do SelFridges"
Nice one, BigLebowski. On that block there is also Del Boys, Trotters and most recently, Steptoe and Son. They are obviously there because the rents are dirt cheap but if the Council restores them to their former splendour will the landlords attempt to raise the rents and push these guys out and if so what will replace them? Apart from the Jewish shops which have their own captive audience there are very few thriving businesses on Coatsworth Road. There are several shops that have been empty for years like the pub, the Honeysuckle.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #127
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Its the culverting of the River Team.
Cheers for that.

I've found a couple of photos.





Images courtesy of the Uberx forums. http://www.urbexforums.co.uk
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #128
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:15 PM   #129
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We covered the 'Easington Pit Disaster' of 29th May 1951, on this forum a while back, via a contemporary newspaper report about it, on the NEWSPAPER HEADLINES thread - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...9&postcount=28

Tomorrow is the 60th Anniversary of the disaster. . .


Easington remembers pit disaster
by Kerry Wood, The Journal, May 28th 2011



IT was terrible disaster that lives on in the memories of a whole community. Now hundreds of people young and old have pulled together their experiences and tributes to commemorate a landmark anniversary of the Easington pit disaster.

Exactly 60 years ago tomorrow 81 miners and two rescue workers were killed when a massive explosion tore through the Duck Bill area of the colliery.

After the initial low rumble of the first explosion at 4.30am, a wall of flames roared for more than nine miles through the mine, bringing down the roof. Scores of miners were killed instantly with others trapped and left to die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Among those reliving the ordeal this weekend is rescue worker George Ottowell, who still lives in the County Durham village. Now 86, Mr Ottowell has spoken about the horrors he faced arriving at the disaster scene as part of the Crook mine rescue team.

He said: “Houghton rescue crew were coming out as we went in and they had not seen any sign of the explosion as they had been sent down the wrong way. “We went in another direction and as soon as we hit the belt line there it was in front of us. “There were 7ft wood props with steel girders which were cleaned out, the belt was overturned, there were bodies from first going into that stretch all the way along the belt line.”

His memories form just part of the commemorative events being organised over the past 12 months by staff at Beamish Museum.


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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #130
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60th anniversary of Easington tragedy marked
by Neil McKay, The Journal, May 30th 2011



A COMMUNITY turned back the clock yesterday to honour 83 men who lost their lives in one of Britain’s worst ever pit disasters.

Hundreds of people turned out in Easington Colliery, County Durham, to pay tribute to the 81 miners and two rescue workers who perished in a massive explosion 900 feet underground at the Duck Bill Seam 60 years ago yesterday.

Easington Colliery Brass Band led a parade bearing the colliery banner from the site of the mine entrance – now a grassy mound overlooking the North Sea – up the town’s main street past boarded-up pubs, bookmakers, fast food takeaways, a tattoo parlour and numerous terraced houses with To Let signs in front of them, to the red brick Church of the Ascension.


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Old May 31st, 2011, 11:22 PM   #131
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I have just discovered this postcard in my collection and thought I would share it:


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Old May 31st, 2011, 11:26 PM   #132
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This one too:


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Old June 1st, 2011, 10:41 AM   #133
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This one too:

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Strange for Hollywell Dene to be described as Whitley Bay?

From the Friends of Hollywell Dene web site @ http://www.holywelldene.org.uk/

The Dene follows the course of the Seaton Burn for over six kilometres from Seghill, through Seaton Delaval, Holywell, and Old Hartley and thence to Seaton Sluice where the Burn enters the sea.

Has the other postcard view of the Spanish City got a year on it Alf?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:39 AM   #134
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Chillingham Castle iron bull statues stolen by metal thieves
by Brian Daniel, The Journal, June 2nd 2011



THIEVES have stolen iron bull statues from a 12th-Century Northumberland castle.

The large bronze and cast iron busts were taken from Chillingham Castle, near Wooler, some time between last Monday and Friday, police said yesterday.

The statues depict wild bulls, the rare white creatures which have roamed freely at the neighbouring Chillingham Wild Cattle Park since the 13th Century.

Northumbria Police say it is possible they were stolen as scrap metal, amidst a spate of recent such thefts in the county.

The statues were made sometime in the last century and were bought by owner Sir Humphry Wakefield because of the connection to the Chillingham wild cattle, at some point over the last 30 years.


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Old June 4th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #135
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I hope that this is relevent to this thread, it is the 150th anniversary of the Geordie National Anthem the Blaydon Races next year and there is an online petition to have the event properly celebrated.
http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/blaydonraces150
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I hope that this is relevent to this thread, it is the 150th anniversary of the Geordie National Anthem the Blaydon Races next year and there is an online petition to have the event properly celebrated.

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/blaydonraces150

Indeed this is most relevant to this thread, and we have already discussed the 150th Anniversary previously on this thread, at 'Post 111' here . . .

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=111
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #137
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Blaydon Races 150th Anniversary 2012 - Parliamentary Petition

Yesterday, I received the below e-mail, as I had already signed the 'main' petition (see earlier posts on this thread) about this.

If you send an e-mail to this address . . . [email protected] . . . as Aidan asks below, you can support this cause even further:

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Date: 06/07/11 22:50:10
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Subject: Blaydon Races 150 Parliamentary Petition

Dear Supporter

You are receiving this email because you very kindly signed our main
petition campaigning for a proper celebration of the 150th anniversary
of the Blaydon Races. Apologies if you've already seen it and
responded.

Because of your magnificent support, our campaign has made massive
headway. We have made a number of media appearances. And on the 6th
of June we had a constructive meeting with Newcastle and Gateshead
Councils to discuss their plans for the anniversary.

This is all great; but we are literally NEEWHERE NEAR done yet. Chi
Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central has agreed to take our case to
Parliament by submitting a Parliamentary Petition on our behalf. This
is where you come in.

We need signatures! In fact we need at least 300 to make it happen.
At the time of writing we've got about 177. This means that YOU personally
can make the difference!

All you need to do to sign is to REPLY TO THIS EMAIL writing in
your FULL NAME and LOCATION. We don't need any other details
like address n'that.

This is in addition to our existing or main petition that you have already
signed.

It is a separate petition specifically designed for Parliament. So
let's have your signature! And let's show those politicians what pride we
have in our magnificent culture, history and heritage!

Thanks for your continued support!

Aidan Oswell
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Old June 11th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #138
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Quite impressed at the progress being made behind the sheets at Tyne Bridge Tower.

This is a shot taken yesterday (10th June 2011) with a comparison from February 2011 before the demolition took place.

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Old June 11th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #139
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Anybody else think St Mary's should have something on top of the tower like it once did, although not in any of our lifetimes.

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Anybody else think St Mary's should have something on top of the tower like it once did, although not in any of our lifetimes.
An excellent book covering the history of St Mary's is "The Sty Mary's Story' by Anthea Lang - ISBN 0 901273 48 1 - see http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...a#post75758743

Anyway Anthea's boom covers the numerous changes that have been made to the Church Tower over the centuries and it has taken various forms in the centuries since it was fist built. Some occasioned due to cosmetic enhancement but others due to damage.

The Tower shown in the post card view was still in situ in at least 1983 before the first of its fires caused so much damage including much to the Tower. The first fire in 1979 had caused severe damage to the Tower including the loss of its bells and it looks as though the further 1983 damage has given us the present look.
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