This Skybar is an excellent idea - should it not be a 'sticky' at, or near to, the top of the page?
The Gosforth area of Newcastle is a 'typical example' of a suburb of a large city, in it's origins, growth and physical appearence.I'm not sure if this should go here or in it's own thread, but here goes:
I'm after a bit of help from any of you (as many as possible I guess), particularly anyone that lives or has lived in Gosforth. In short, I'm having to analyse the area and get to know the social aspects of the area - what people feel about the area, how they feel it's changed, whether this is a good thing, what the positive and/or negative aspects of the area are, what makes it distinct, whether it feels like part of Newcastle or a semi-separate place etc.
What are you views? There's no one particular thing I'm after, any anecdotal stories or views are perfectly valid...
Thanks for any help in advance!
Hi Johnny,so what is your favourite part of newcastle, Historian?
Yeah, I have 'little favourite areas' too, but I was mainly thinking of MAIN areas when I answered the question.Hmm, good question...i tend to like little nooks and crannies like summerhill square or old places that haven't been gentrified yet, such as down near Popolo, or the area behind the station before the turnbull was turned into apts and hanover mills burnt down/turned into flats.
Chris, I was going to use my wonderful photo (!) to challenge your posting figures, because . . .Since the start of the Sub-Forum, their has been no less then 1,024 (not including this one) new posts in the Newcastle Metro Area, side of the Sub-Forum alone.
By new I mean not including all the posts that have been taken across from our exisiting threads which have been moved here. Also that number does not include the number of posts which were the first posts in each thread.
So not bad, lets keep it up.
By contrast I don't think any other Sub-Forum (of a city) as a hole has hit 1,000 since we have had ours, apart from the London one.
Yes, probably, but it wasn't a huge number of posts missed.^surely that is missing out the posts that had been made before you took the screenshot though - for instance the Newcastle Retail thread had 4 posts in it by then and there'd been plenty more posts made before that one was even started by BigLebowski!
Well, if anyone wants to put a face to my name, . . . do you remember that Dan NUFC found this excellent 'City Council Website' of photos, and posted it on October 18th on the Historic Newcastle Photos thread? (See below)Just thinking, maybe it's time we had our first SSC meet up. I mean now that our Sub-Forum is up and running, things seem to be happening a little faster in terms of developement, I just feel we could have alot to discuss, and it would be great to put faces to the names.
Anyone be up for it?
Well, I was VERY surprised looking through it the other day, to find a photo of ME (Photo number 028761 in the City Council collection) RIGHT HERE . .http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlecitycouncil/
Just stumbled upon that, absolutely loads of photo's on there.
Not actually the 1980s hollow man . . . it was in fact taken on the very afternoon of the first day the 'second phase' of Eldon Square opened . .Historian, what year is that photo with you in from? Early 80's?
I don't disagree . . mostly. But it was a VERY exciting and fulfilling time to experience, because the promised things actually happened, and they happened big-style, and it was just great, very 'satisfying' as you might say.Very interesting stuff Historian. Shame most of us want the streets back today!!!
I was down that way this afternoon, and as other posters have said, Low Friar Street (entrance from Newgate Street) has been cut off and paved over for some years now.Okay, so this is actually nearly done, but still worth a thread for the next few months.
I was in town today, and alot of it seemed to be getting re-pathed. Along with it being re-pathed, Low Friar St is being cut off, and for some reason they are re-enforcing the ground before they re-pathe it.
St Andrews church has also had some work done on it aswell, and alot of the repathing work is being done directly outside of it, which is a good thing, because the path there is old, cracked and subsiding/dipping.
This road will also be closed to traffic on Sunday.
Well, I'm not sure where exactly you mean, but if you mean the building on the corner next to the City Council public tip? Then it was certainly there in 1986.Might be a slightly random question (its for a bet actually) BUT anyone knows how long Rolls Royce has been on Scotswood Road?
Well, I'm not sure where exactly you mean, but if you mean the building on the corner next to the City Council public tip? Then it was certainly there in 1986.
I used to do business with them then.
It was then called (to give it its full name) Vickers Pressings - a division of Rolls Royce.
Now, we MAY be talking about the same place . . . not certain. Certainly the one I mention was a part of Rolls Royce, and has been there since (at least) 1986.Sorry for the vagueness - Im talking about the bit where the blue footbridge is. They seem to have a big Rolls Royce badge on it now, which i think is a relatively recent thing BUT i was under the impression its been there for ages (which is 10-15 years as far as my memory can go back)
Yes, that is (was) the Michell Bearings building, and they were there until the LATE 1990's (at least the NAME was still there). Used to do a lot of business with them too! (but not after about 1989)Its all knowledge so i am glad i asked
I have realised just to make things easier this is the exact building im referring to