Photos of Newcastle

Tuxedo Princess

Known locally as 'The Boat', this nightclub is moored directly beneath the Tyne Bridge and has become a fixture of the local clubbing scene with its legendary revolving dance floor.

The Tuxedo Princess departed the Tyne on Sunday 27thth July 2008 for sunnier climes. Scroll down to see a video of it leaving and passing through the Millennium Bridge.


Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess

Tuxedo Princess


One huge panorama of the Quayside. Click for biggery then click "View Full Size" under the bigger picture.




A video of the Tuxedo Princess leaving the Newcastle Quayside




More information:
BBC Gallery - Tuxedo Princess leaves the Tyne
The Caledonian Princess
S.S. Tuxedo Princess
The Boat is on its way. Plans for a multi-million quayside development to replace the Tuxedo Princess are set to be approved.
Boat nightclub may finally set sail
Iconic Tuxedo Princess set to be scrapped


Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard is situated two miles east of the City Centre in Byker ward. It is a 3 hectare complex built in 1878 specifically for the Maling Pottery establishment. It is a large, solidly built structure owned by Hoults Estates Ltd since the 1960s. After the closure of Maling Pottery, the site provided accommodation for Hoults Estates and floorspace rented out to other local businesses, mainly for manufacturing, storage and office uses.


Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery

Hoults Yard - Old Maling Pottery


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More information:
Maling Pottery - An Introduction
The Maling Collectors' Society
Hoults Yard Formerly The Maling Ford B Pottery
Maling pottery - Wikipedia

William George Armstrong Statue



Armstrong was born in the Shieldfield area of Newcastle on the 26 November 1810. His father was the proprietor of a corn merchants business on the Newcastle Quayside and had a strong interest in Natural History, Mathematics and was a member of the Literary and Philosophical Society.

Young William trained to be a solicitor and although he became a partner in a legal practice he had inherited similar interests to his father, particularly in the field of science and engineering. Armstrong gave knowledgeable lectures on these subjects at the Newcastle Lit and Phil and in 1842 he constructed a Hydro Electric generator. This was constructed with the knowledge gained following the accidental discovery of a discharge of static electricity from a colliery boiler by an engineman at a Northumberland coal mine.

Around 1846 Armstrong's interests shifted from Hydro Electricity to Hydraulics and he persuaded wealthy Newcastle men to back him in the development of hydraulic cranes for Newcastle which were powered with the assistance of the town's Whittle Dene Water Company. The scheme was such a great success that in 1847 Armstrong gave up his legal practice to establish the Newcastle Cranage company at Elswick which later became known as `Armstrong's Factory' as immortalised in the `Blaydon Races'

Following the Crimean War in the 1850s Armstrong became increasingly involved with the manufacture of armaments and his eighteen pound breach loading gun was one of many Armstrong weapons recognized as the best in the world. Such devices, often tested on the moors of Allendale, were ordered by armies and navies all over the the world from Russia and Japan to the United States. In fact Armstrong supplied both armies in the American Civil War.

Armstrong also built the Swing Bridge from 1873 to 1876 enabling larger ships to move upstream to his works.

From 1863 onward Armstrong became less and less involved in the day to day running of his company affairs and began to pursue other interests. He became particularly noted for his successful pursuits in the field of landscape gardening. This was initially carried out in Newcastle's beautiful Jesmond Dene most of which he owned and where he had built a house for himself and his wife in the 1830s. Jesmond Dene was donated by Armstrong to the people of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1883.






More Information:
William George Armstrong - Wikipedia
William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside (1810-1900) - The Victorian Web

North Kenton Park



My visit to this park completes the set of every park mentioned on the Newcastle City Council website. If I'm honest I found it difficult to select the photos to use on this page as it was far and away the worst excuse for a park that I'd ever seen.

Newcastle City Council should be ashamed of themselves for letting the park getting into the state that it was when I visited. The people of Kenton deserve better.

North Kenton Park
North Kenton Park
North Kenton Park
North Kenton Park
North Kenton Park


More Information:
Newcastle City Council - North Kenton Park


The Response

The Renwick Memorial, or The Response, at Barras Bridge, Newcastle, is considered to be one of the finest of its kind in the country and is Grade II listed.
Given to the city of Newcastle by Sir George Renwick in 1923, the monument was recently renovated and rededicated at a ceremony which was attended by the Duke of Edinburgh.
The memorial was commissioned by Sir George and Lady Renwick to commemorate three events: the raising of the Commercial Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers; the return of the five Renwick sons from the war; and Sir George Renwick's attainment of 50 years of commercial life on Newcastle Quayside.
Described by Alan Borg, a former Director General of the Imperial War Museum as "one of the finest sculptural ensembles on any British monument." Goscombe John designed 'The Response 1914' as a narrative sculpture depicting soldiers marching off to war watched by an angel while women and children bid them farewell.





The Response War Memorial

The Response War Memorial

The Response War Memorial

The Response War Memorial