Despite Forest Hall only being a few miles from where I live I think this was the first time I'd ever been there. I was passing through on my way to check out some abandoned WWII stores nearby (which proved fruitless due to a very high fence and I'm getting too old to be climbing over big spiky fences!) so I thought I'd grab a few photos of the place so my time was'nt totally wasted.
Anyway, Forest Hall is a north eastern suburb of Newcastle, adjacent Killingworth. Until the mid 1960s it was a sleepy village with a railway station on the main line to Edinburgh. The old Forest Hall station was closed down and a public house, `The Flying Scotsman`, was opened on the site of the old station in May 1969. On the opening day of the pub, The Flying Scotsman steam train blew it's whistle as it passed by.
Forest Hall - Wikipedia