Category Archives: Newcastle upon Tyne

Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 12 – The Wall in western Newcastle

When walking the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail (did I mention I have walked the Wall?) you leave the line of the Wall at Heddon and head to Wallsend along the River. The Wall did not go that way. You can … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 8 – Wallsend, Segedunum

Before I move South to Derby, I want to put various other Hadrian’s Wall sites on my blog. On Saturday 18 June we arranged to meet our friends at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend – website. This is where I … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 7 – Newcastle Castle

My Monday walk (see the last blog) continued as I walked beside the Tyne and then climbed up to All Saints Church. It was built between 1786-89 and the spire was added in 1796. The architect was David Stephenson of … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 6 – Great North Museum

On Monday 6 June Hannah and Julie wanted to hit the shops. I left them in Eldon Gardens and walked up to the Great North Museum. The  Armstrong statue outside is quite impressive. In the Museum, which was known as … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 11 – Newcastle to Wallsend

On Bank Holiday Monday 30 May I caught the 0812 from Hexham to Newcastle. The signal box is Grade II and was built in 1896. When they re-signal the line please can I buy the ‘box? It would be wonderful in … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 10 – Heddon-on-the-Wall to Newcastle upon Tyne

On Monday 23 May I caught the 0720 bus from Hexham police station through to Heddon-on-the-Wall. At Hexham bus station a Go-Ahead bus leaves just in front of this Stagecoach and they leapfrog their way to Newcastle. In what sane and … Continue reading

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Wallsend, Newcastle – St John the Evangelist

A meeting at a suburban church I would never normally visit. The church is at NZ293672, and has a website. It was built in 1955-6, the architect was G.E. Charlewood FRIBA of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a nice interior, with … Continue reading

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Earsdon, North Tyneside – St Alban

After the 10 am service at Ponteland on Sunday 13 September 2015 I popped over to Earsdon to have a look at St Alban’s church (open specially for HODs) – NZ321726. They have a website – it has an aerial view film … Continue reading

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Gateshead, Tyne & Wear – St Edmund

I had hoped that Thursday 10 September could be kept clear for a HODs day, but funerals got in the way. I returned from the Crem via Gateshead and called in at St Edmund’s Chapel (NZ256632). It is right in … Continue reading

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Whitley Bay Crematorium

I have been sorting out old photos, and found several I took of the Crematorium Chapel at Whitley Bay (NZ345744). You will see that the chapel is worth a blog. I don’t do many funerals over here – most of … Continue reading

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