We have a thread for 'questions' where we do not know the answer, as opposed to this thread, which is for where we are "setting general knowledge questions" (as a QUIZ) that we DO know the answer to!!
We can then continue this on the that thread, which is the "Newcastle Interesting Facts and Questions Answered" thread.
I'll copy it over there.
My Dad went to St Cuthbert's Grammar - dang, should have been my first choice :doh:Will St. Cuthbert's Grammar do? It looks like it says "ortus aquerou nova ????". If so, ortus is birth, origin or source and nova is new. Aquerou is a mystery as I can't find it in any Latin dictionary though it may have the same root as aqua, water. The last word is obscured. No further forward really.
Yup, that's the pub I meant! When searching for pics I noticed it's been taken over by the people who run The Tanners in the Ouseburn - may be worth a visit soon. Though I'd better be careful as there's a separate thread for discussions on pubs and we don't want your posts transferred by NH againDeebex, I think you mean the Northumberland Arms on Prudhoe Chare. I have seen pictures of the bits of old bits of buildings along there but not this one.
I loved that maroon blazer. But the black now is a lot better, as is the tie.Thanks, Anon, for reminding me that St. Cuthbert's badge had the same birds. My only excuse for forgetting is that it is 49 years since I last donned the prison garb, sorry school uniform. I am sure you are right and aquerou is not a normal Latin word. I am beginning to wonder if it is in fact a name. I found an obscure Spanish site which when translated said, "Daughters of the sea nymphs of the river god Aqueroo union and the muse Calliope, were companions of Persephone" but I can't find confirmation anywhere else on the internet.
Anger, the photograph was posted as a friendly competition on the Newcastle Daily Photo site. I am not cheating as I have already confessed that I don't know where it is, I just haven't got the patience to wait a couple of days for the answer. My first thought on seeing it was that it was somewhere near the old Fish Market but I know it is not part of the main sculpture on that building.
Yup, that's the pub I meant! When searching for pics I noticed it's been taken over by the people who run The Tanners in the Ouseburn - may be worth a visit soon. Though I'd better be careful as there's a separate thread for discussions on pubs and we don't want your posts transferred by NH again
Who can tell me where this is in Newcastle? I don't know the answer myself although it looks very familiar:
OK, I think it is in the City Centre somewhere. Now if it is on Northumberland Street, I don't think there are any 'old' buildings large enough to have an ornate crest of that size above the door anywhere on that street, north of M & S.Well, according to the Newcastle photo website it's somehere on Northumberland Street, but is pretty well hidden! The only place I can think of is the old bits of buildings on the alley leading to the pub built under Eldon Square (The George and Dragon?). Can't find any photo's of that area though