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A question for Gateshead experts...the Mecca Bingo [?] centre just off the Tyne Bridge [East St]... Was that built as a 'Mecca' - it seems to have 'former supermarket' written all over it.
 

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A question from Mrs NP, she recalls on Grainger street, in the 1980s, a 'burger joint', bright neon type, almost certainly on the site of the current McDonalds.. it's sending her bonkers... can anyone remember the name ?
 

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A question from Mrs NP, she recalls on Grainger street, in the 1980s, a 'burger joint', bright neon type, almost certainly on the site of the current McDonalds.. it's sending her bonkers... can anyone remember the name ?
Was it "Campbells Burgers"?

 

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She has a vague recollection of Coco's burgers.... this might be a phone book and library job when it re opens. She recalls it as big quite big, even if not 'in' MacDonalds then that size.
 

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So Leazes Park pond, there are a series of roughly evenly spaced numbers around the circumference. Anyone know what they relate to ? Mrs NP thought mooring points for boats but not so sure as there is a small jetty, be hard to get out of a boat at the other points.
 

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So Leazes Park pond, there are a series of roughly evenly spaced numbers around the circumference. Anyone know what they relate to ? Mrs NP thought mooring points for boats but not so sure as there is a small jetty, be hard to get out of a boat at the other points.
Pond?, surely you mean Lake.

They are fishing marks, angling. Used for competitions etc.
 

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Ahhhh that makes sense.

I've a feeling that you're right on lake, there will be a pond vs lake test like ship-boat where yiu can put a boat on a ship but not vice versa.
 

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I've a feeling that you're right on lake, there will be a pond vs lake test like ship-boat where yiu can put a boat on a ship but not vice versa
. A lake is greater in area than a hectare. A pond of less than a sq. metre is a puddle. The water in Leazes Park is about a hectare in area. The anglers are a strange species and mostly uncontrolled. The carp should be starting to spawn and are well worth observing, right now, around the shallow part.
 
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