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Old November 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #301
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The Story of THE ROYAL ARCADE, Pilgrim Street.


1833 The beautiful exterior



1833 The beautiful interior



1959 The exterior getting a little bit of a run-down appearence



1960 The interior is also looking worse for wear



1969 Not long before demolition



1971 The "pastiche" Royal Arcade, underneath Swan House



2009 The "pastiche" Royal Arcade interior, is now somewhere in here . .
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I want that Royal Arcade back goddamnit!!!!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #303
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Isn't there a way to get to it?

Also I'm sure there was a picture in the chronicle years back when they were doing out 55' North Bar (now Linekers)
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Great post Historian !!

Last remains of the original Royal Arcade in the foreground during demolition for the Swan house Roundabout construction ..

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The wooden Royal Arcade under Swan House ..

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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #305
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IS it still accessible?
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Old November 25th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #306
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nope it is inside linekar's bar and covered up. apparently when it was 55 degrees north the management said the cavernous space was putting off punters, so they hid it behind a false ceiling.
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Ah so it's not hidden underground but is part of the pub. never been in that bar before anyway so wouldn't have realised.

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Old November 25th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #308
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Ah so it's not hidden underground but is part of the pub. never been in that bar before anyway so wouldn't have realised.

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Its just the "pastiche" one though, re-made out for wood and stuff in 1971, just the 'interior' only. Would be preferable to see that out in the open though (even though it is just an imitation) as it was for all those years as shops underneath Swan House, and then when Linekers was Bar 55.
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nope it is inside linekar's bar and covered up. apparently when it was 55 degrees north the management said the cavernous space was putting off punters, so they hid it behind a false ceiling.
Here it is as 55 Degrees North ..

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and to think they have just (deliberately) 'covered that up' - what a bunch of ****ers . .
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and to think they have just (deliberately) 'covered that up' - what a bunch of ****ers . .
As Linekers they are using the original interior fittings with the high vaulted ceilings etc .. with matching big screen tv's everywhere for the premiership footy games, they just don't seem to know what to do with the cavernous space they have, what a waste !

It's a bloody awful place ... have always hated the Linekers brand as it just attracts stag and hen parties
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As Linekers they are using the original interior fittings with the high vaulted ceilings etc .. with matching big screen tv's everywhere for the premiership footy games, they just don't seem to know what to do with the cavernous space they have, what a waste !

It's a bloody awful place ... have always hated the Linekers brand as it just attracts stag and hen parties
So, the ceiling is exposed again?

I haven't been in since it's been 'Linekers' . .
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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #313
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So, the ceiling is exposed again?

I haven't been in since it's been 'Linekers' . .
it consists of 2 bars down each side as you walk in .. if I remember rightly the central 'standing' area has the exposed ceilings !!

it's recently had a makeover !!
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I remember walking through it one evening back when it was all derelict but you could pass through........quite an eerie experience. Quite a few shifty characters to beware of.
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A "Unique" Photo from 1970 . . .
I have never seen this one, before I found it today!



If you look at the very first post of this 'Historic Newcastle' thread, you will see it is about the famous Callers Fire of December 1969.

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=982536

The above photo that I just found for the first time in November 2009, is a unique one that could never be taken again. It is of the NEW Callers store (now in 2009 'HMV Records') being built in 1970! It is taken from the (then just built) John Dobson Street Flats, and it shows the huge gap in Northumberland Street, where the 1969 fire burnt down the beautiful Callers Furniture and Gift store, to the ground. You can even see the small 'link store' (that linked through to the main store) in Saville Row that was to become Callers Pagasus Travel Agents. Actually, for a while during the re-building, Callers temporarily seemed to occupy MOST of Saville Row and part of Prudhoe Street!

For me, an amazing photo! (Can you tell?) but for all of us it is (at least, what this thread is all about) a unique and HISTORIC memory and souvenir of the long-gone NEWCASTLE PAST . . .

Hey, and what about those incredible St James' Park Floodlight Pylons!!


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A "Unique" Photo from 1970 . . .
If you look at the very first post of this 'Historic Newcastle' thread, you will see it is about the famous Callers Fire of December 1969. The above photo is a unique one, that could never be taken again, and it is of the NEW Callers store (now in 2009 'HMV Records') being built in 1970! It is taken from the (then just built) John Dobson Street Flats, and it shows the huge gap in Northumberland Street, where the 1969 fire burnt down the beautiful Callers Furniture and Gift store, to the ground. You can even see the small 'link store' (that linked through to the main store) in Saville Row that was to become Callers Pagasus Travel Agents. Actually, for a while during the re-building, Callers temporarily seemed to occupy MOST of Saville Row and part of Prudhoe Street!

For me, an amazing photo! (Can you tell?) but for all of us it is (at least, what this thread is all about) a unique and HISTORIC memory and souvenir of the long-gone NEWCASTLE PAST . . .

Hey, and what about those incredible St James' Park Floodlight Pylons!!


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Interesting stuff Historian. They did become pretty dominant on Saville Row as can be seen here ...

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Callers-Pegasus kept going long after the demise of Callers. I remember them having shops all over.
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Callers-Pegasus kept going long after the demise of Callers. I remember them having shops all over.
Yes, indeed they did!

Think that even they (all of them) have closed down now though?
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Yes, indeed they did!

Think that even they (all of them) have closed down now though?
They are still present on Saville Row today .. actually they have premises at Gateshead, the Metrocentre, Wallsend and other locations, there is also a Callers Pagasus at the Galleries in Washington if I remember rightly
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They are still present on Saville Row today .. actually they have premises at Gateshead, the Metrocentre, Wallsend and others I believe, there is also a Callers Pagasus at the Galleries in Washington if I remember rightly
Never realised that . . a 'bit-of-a' link with the past!!
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