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Old March 26th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #121
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Deebex - closet Trekkie!

Not that that's a bad thing mind...
I'm not a really a Trekkie.

My quote was actually a favourite phrase of Sherlock Holmes!

Though I do have some Science Fiction interests.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #122
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If the last word is either sanol or saniol, then three of the words could loosely relate to birth, new and health. Is there a site of an old hospital etc anywhere near there - either in one of the old buildings, or on the site of?? Shot in the dark.

Dammit, I'm turning into Columbo.......
Columbo, Sherlock Holmes...

I see myself more as Kojak by the way.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #123
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Nobles, NH, I'm pleased you got there before the answer was revealed:



It does leave open other questions such as Deebex's "what does it represent?" and mine "what was the building before it was defaced by those awful banners?"
That doorway was the entrance to the following . .

1 - Side entrance/exit to the Queens Cinema (1913-1980)



2 - Side entrance/exit to Queens Square Shopping Arcade (1982-Mid 1990s)



3 - Side entrance/exit to an 'amusement arcade' (Mid 1990s to DATE)




NB - In numbers 1 & 2 (above) it is the "main / front" entrances in Northumberland Place, that are shown in the photos.

Before 1913, I do not know what was there (at the moment). I do not think the actual building can be all that much older than that.

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Old March 26th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #124
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This map from 1910 has the words Trinity Chap's printed over the area in question. I don't know what that is though..........

http://contueor.com/baedeker/great_b.../newcastle.htm
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Old March 27th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #125
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This map from 1910 has the words Trinity Chap's printed over the area in question. I don't know what that is though..........

http://contueor.com/baedeker/great_b.../newcastle.htm
I suspect it's an abreviation of 'Trinity Chapel' ?


With this quest and my vampire rabbit query this is turning into a NE version of the Da Vinci Code
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #126
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Here is one (not very nice though), the Lockerbie plane flew over Newcastle city centre about 5-10 minutes before the bomb exploded.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #127
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Here is one (not very nice though), the Lockerbie plane flew over Newcastle city centre about 5-10 minutes before the bomb exploded.
I don't know about 'before' the bomb exploded, but after it exploded quite a few bits of wreckage were found in various parts of Newcastle.

Someone my wife knew, who lived at Cowgate, found a handbag from one of the passengers in her garden. The police came around to collect it off her and later confirmed that is was from the plane!
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Old March 29th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #128
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I don't know about 'before' the bomb exploded, but after it exploded quite a few bits of wreckage were found in various parts of Newcastle.

Someone my wife knew, who lived at Cowgate, found a handbag from one of the passengers in her garden. The police came around to collect it off her and later confirmed that is was from the plane!
Wow, it just showshow powerful the bomb/explosion really was, I mean we are talking a differencce of 50-60 miles if not more.

Imagine the devastation it would of caused if it went off 5-10 minute earlier.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #129
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that must've been cos of the wind, i imagine. high winds at altitude would carry debris a long way
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 10:14 PM   #130
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Trying to find where this Food Court is/was

Hi,

I was browsing through Flickr and found the following photo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcast...es/4091176054/

It looks like Eldon Garden, but I thought it only has two levels? was there once another level? I can't currently find out for myself as I am not currently living in the area.

NW.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 10:59 PM   #131
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Hi NW

This was the food court at the southern end of the Eldon Square Centre, more or less at the apex of Newgate Street and Clayton Street. Never a great success, it was converted into a large Argos store. The whole southern wing of the Eldon Square centre (including this site) was demolished in the late 2000s and was rebuilt as St Andrew's Mall, part of Eldon Square, which opened earlier this year. To confirm, this was Eldon Square, not Eldon Garden.

I think - though I'm sure friends will correct me if I'm wrong - that the food court shown was a few years newer than the main body of Eldon Square Centre. Nevertheless it all went together. The exact site is now occupied by the Debenham department store, the 'anchor' of St Andrew's Mall.

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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #132
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I miss that food court. Does anyone else remember the Mexican there, with the chili served in edible bowls?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #133
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Hi Stamford, after studying this photo for quite a while, my best guess is that this is the back entrance to the old Baltic Tavern on Broad Chare. If it is then this would be Rowcastle Chare, but this is only a guess, i could be totally wrong.

Sorry for taking so long to respond, but Graham56, you are a star :-)

I can confirm that is exactly where it is/was

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Well done you and sorry I couldn't quite get the same perspective on my picture, but rest assured it is it.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #134
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Great detective work and photo's. The reference/comparison point for me between the two pics is the drainage cover in the path.

Excellent photo and persepective.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #135
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I remember there being an Argos there but not the food court.

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Old April 11th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #136
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Benton Farm?

Hello all, new member here just hoping you might be able to put my mind at rest!

I had a vague flashback this evening to a small city farm a visited as a child - I'm sure it was called Benton Farm or Little Benton Farm and was located somewhere up a narrow footpath just off Coach Lane near the back of the old Manor Park school fields. I also have vague memories of a small bike track up there? Most of Coach Lane is now almost entirely new build so I doubt there is any trace of it now but I can't seem to find a single trace of either the farm of the bike track anywhere on the Internet! To the extent that I'm beginning to wonder if I just imagined the whole thing!

Anyone memories, or better still photos would be hugely appreciated thank you!
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Old April 11th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #137
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I suspect that you maybe be thinking about the piece of land that is now used by Newcastle United for training.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #138
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Chris is a little to far north, little benton farm house was located somewhere in the new estate near Greenlee drive/Nunwick way.

I believe the farm house was demolished.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #139
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Hello all, new member here just hoping you might be able to put my mind at rest!

I had a vague flashback this evening to a small city farm a visited as a child - I'm sure it was called Benton Farm or Little Benton Farm and was located somewhere up a narrow footpath just off Coach Lane near the back of the old Manor Park school fields. I also have vague memories of a small bike track up there? Most of Coach Lane is now almost entirely new build so I doubt there is any trace of it now but I can't seem to find a single trace of either the farm of the bike track anywhere on the Internet! To the extent that I'm beginning to wonder if I just imagined the whole thing!

Anyone memories, or better still photos would be hugely appreciated thank you!
The farm you have memories of did exist .. It sat adjacent to the old wagon way which later became used as a footpath. The farm land was re-developed in the 80's and Haydon Grange estate now sits on the land just south of the academy. The cycle track still exists though, it's just across the railway line on the old slurry pit.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:56 PM   #140
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God I forgot all about that BMX bike track!! Used to get called the Powder Monkey!At least thats what me and my mates used to call it
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