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  1. Skylines, Streetscapes and Photography
    On Sunday 09/07/17 got across into Newcastle City Centre by 10.00 to see the cars on display at the NE1 Newcastle Motor Show 2017 hopefully before the crowds became so large that the cars became unable to be photographed These pictures by myself taken 09/07/17 in period approx 1000 - 10.30 on...
  2. Cultural, Sporting and Entertainment Venues
    From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/plan-develop-land-between-sage-8056082 Plan to develop land between the Sage Gateshead and the BALTIC revealed Nov 06, 2014 06:30 By Mike Kelly An ambitious plan to develop a prime piece...
  3. Newcastle Metro Area
    Ok, I thought we could do with this. Our bid to be a host city for the England World Cup bid. So anything that may have an effect on this can be discussed here. Do you think it's a good idea?, how can it be encouraged?, what additional facilities would we need in place?
  4. Newcastle Metro Area
    There is a problem out west with Spencer Court, Newburn having being evacuated due to flooding which may undermine the foundations. This is a housing estate that has been built since 2006 at the bottom of Dene Terrace/Walbottle Road called Mill Vale. The estate was built over the top of a...
  5. Newcastle Metro Area
    Watching the match last night and Japanese TV said something which really annoyed me and has been becoming more and more common in recent years....when speaking of Newcastle United calling them/the fans "Geordies". This....is just utterly wrong. I'm a Geordie but I'm a Sunderland fan, as are...
  6. Completed Projects
    I found this on the Newcastle planning site:- 2011/1764/01/DET | Internal and external alterations including refurbishment of floors 2 to 8 and lobby area, external glazed doors, window replacement, new entrance canopy, formation of atria at second floor and overcladding of parapet above 8th...
  7. Newcastle Metro Area
    . We have a thread on 'Newcastle in the Media' but maybe we could also do with one on 'The Media in Newcastle' . . . For example, I came across this on the DCMS website (via BBC), about Newcastle being one of the 65 cities for local TV stations (now there's an idea! Wonder why no-one's ever...
  8. Newcastle Metro Area
    How did YOU get started on Skyscraper City? / How did you find this Forum? Just out of interest! I remember (on the Downing Thread) Chris told us how and why he found this site . . . ME . . . I was looking for information on IMPERIAL QUAY (one of our 'favourite' Gap Sites, now featured on...
  9. Newcastle Metro Area
    How about this for a thread? I think the rule must be that they are no-longer with us so as not to get into libel issues. Here's two to kick you off. 1 A great friend of mine, John Lowe. John was a barrister of note in the city, flamboyant, larger than life who sadly passed away a couple...
  10. Completed Projects
    Newcastle City Council will decide on history project cash by Tony Henderson, The Journal, March 9th 2011 A DECISION will be taken today on financial backing for a scheme to enhance the historic core from which Newcastle evolved. The project is called Old Newcastle – Where the Story Begins...
  11. Newcastle Metro Area
    . WHAT IS THIS THREAD ABOUT? Throughout our local history, there have been many notable and historical events, people and places that have been “commemorated” for posterity, in one way or another. While a number of these have already been mentioned on the Historic Newcastle thread (amongst...
  12. Completed Projects
    More speculation Co-op Department Store building could become a hotel by Peter McCusker, The Journal, February 23rd 2011 TWO rival developers are said to be involved a bidding war for an historic Newcastle building which they both want to turn into an hotel. The Co-op Department Store...
  13. Newcastle Metro Area
    . St James' Park to host 2012 Olympics football ties October 16th 2010, by Andy Hughes, The Journal NEWCASTLE United’s home ground St James’ Park will host six Olympic football matches during the 2012 games, it emerged last night. The 52,000 capacity stadium has been chosen as one of only...
  14. Urban Showcase
    Photographs from mainly East Quayside in Newcastle: Hope everyone enjoys the photographs!
  15. Newcastle Metro Area
    . The Evening Chronicle - Monday November 2nd 1885. This is a very important issue of the Evening Chronicle, as it is the VERY FIRST edition of the paper ever published. As can be seen, in those days the front page was all adverts (and quite small ones too, difficult to read) so there is no...
  16. Newcastle Metro Area
    Newcastle Chronicle Ltd - A 1930s Tour of the Chronicle's old Westgate Road HQ The 'Newcastle Chronicle Ltd in the 1930s' series, is a series of posts originally published on the Historic Newcastle thread. Copies of these posts remain on there, quite correctly as that is where many people...
  17. Urban Showcase
    More than a year ago, in April 2009, I visited Newcastle. I found it a really interesting, very beautiful city, with attractive contrasts and good new architecture. I published my photos earlier on the Dutch forum, but after they disappeared from the internet a few months ago (no flickr...
  18. Newcastle Metro Area
    Later . . . Freddie Shepherd bought the site and below is a bit of news about this from todays Chronicle . . . La Sagesse is raided three times in one week Apr 22 2010 by Adam Jupp, Evening Chronicle SCRAP metal thieves have targeted an historic Tyneside school three times in a week. The...
  19. Newcastle Metro Area
    I know we have the Historic Newcastle thread, and that a LOT of old Newspaper Articles have featured on there, and doubtless will continue to do so. It is just that I have (as I am sure many others have) a number of copies of "old issues" of our main local newspapers, that do not necessarily...
  20. Newcastle Metro Area
    Theatre Royal plans to go back to the future February 20th 2010, The Journal A HISTORIC theatre has unveiled ambitious plans for a restoration that will transform it both inside and out. Newcastle’s Theatre Royal will take its audiences on a journey through time in a £4.75m revamp to...
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