NH,Thought we could continue this here on the Skybar . .
You may not have met me, as I knew them all as "friends of a friend". The names though included:
Economic Development - Chris Hammer.
Graphics - (a lot of them, including) Gregg King, Judith Riches, David Card.
Thanks for the comments re the photo, but I ahve to admit it's not one of mine! It was taken by one of my technicians Steve Urwin, so he should get all the plaudits. By the time I got into work that day most of the icicles had melted!Great photo GBDT, love the icicles.
I was there for 31 years so hopefully I left an impression somewhere! Was Steve's manager until I escaped last year. Now gor to work out who AngeroftheNorth is???I used to work a little way down the office from Steve Urwin, nice guy. I probably know GBDT in that case, if he's been there for the past decade or so.
Are they doing some legal graffiti next to the Sage Gateshead? There's a lane running from the back of the Sage (next to the stairs/lift to the upper car park) to Gateshead College. Looks official. Took some photo's today.Producing some kind of legit graffiti space in key areas on the metro that would appease writers is something I don't think local councillors and the media wouldn't be accepting of. Regardless if it saved a bit of money and people didn't mind too much. It'll really take group of people and authorities to put some weight behind any project to get anything to see the light of day.
A very sad day. Knew Kenny from my time at Newcastle. Although we had no direct dealings together he knew me as a member of staff and would always have a quick word or just say hello. Bumped into him a few months ago at the Sage, still smiling as always. Didn't find out until later that he was suffering from cancer. Although he knew he didn't have much time left he was still trying to sort out other peoples problems! He will be sorely missed..
Sad news, a very dedicated person, and a personal friend of 'Mrs H' . . .
Tributes flood in for city union boss Kenny Bell
by Adrian Pearson, Evening Chronicle, August 16th 2011
:: To leave a tribute to Kenny Bell, click here
A CHAMPION of Tyneside workers has died after a career spent leading the fight for better rights and wages.
A stalwart of the trade union cause, Kenny Bell will be remembered by many for his tireless battle for workers’ rights.
Congratulations Anger. Well done.Bit of personal news - I've just landed a job down in London, so I'll be moving down there pretty soon. It's with a really exciting practice so I'm hugely lucky to have got a job like this especially with the job market in architecture being as it is.
I'll still be on here from time to time to whinge about things though you'll all be overjoyed to hear!
and extend it down Dean Street for the real thrill seekers ! :banana:Imagine Grey street doing this? Could be easily done for a day seeing Grey street isn't a main street for traffic.
Stop this thread now!!!I have 'happy memories' of the magnificent pork pies that used to be made by the Belvedere Butchers in Whitley Bay - lovely plate pies, accompanied by some garden peas, delicious, light pastry and so spicy. Indeed I have never had a better pork pie since the Belvedere Butchers closed.
It's on the Skybar - for off topic, etc thread. It's on the second page post 5431 - or close to it. It is the current latest post on this topic, you might have to scroll down a few pages to find the start. Unless NH or Steve Ellwood OR Newcastle Pubs know a shortcut!First time poster (long time reader).
I'm sure I've seen something on this site about pubs near metro stations but cannot seem to find it - can anyone advise where it is?:cheers:
Only started going there after he retired, but still sad news.Sad to report that Dave's wife passed at the weekend after a long illness. Mrs NP has spoken with him and reports he's 'ok' [in the circumstances].
If anyone wants to pay respects PM me and I'll let you know arrangements [and probably post here].
I suspect Dave has had a substantial percentage of SSC through the doors.
Newcastle doesn't, or didn't have when I worked there, a problem with planes or helicopters taking aerial photography. I used to commission them for the planning department to take regular photos of important sites, or just one off images of particular sites. All the companies we used had approval from the airport authorities, etc so that they didn't cause any problems with any flights.From my understanding they are made up from a collection of pictures, so semi CGI, semi pictures. They take pictures from a camera that is mounted below a helicopter. Of course some cities have reservations about having private helicopters going around the city for a sustained period of time, so a lot of cities (including high profile ones) have refused or are reluctant to allow their city mapped as of yet.