For 26 years the Byker City Farm in the Ouseburn Valley offered locals a green haven in the centre of their city - and gave youngsters the chance to befriend the kind of animals not often seen roaming the East End.
In 2002, however, the farm had to close its doors when its land was found to be contaminated by a Victorian lead works which once stood there. The farm’s buildings were demolished and the animals re-homed.
The site, now known as Ouseburn Farm, was re-opened in 2005 and now houses a new environmental and heritage centre which lets youngsters learn about environmental issues relevant to their lives and also teaches them about life in the Ouseburn Valley in days gone by.
Description harvested from Newcastle City Council - Down on the Farm
More of my Ouseburn Photos:
- Ouseburn - Ballast Hills Burial Ground
- Ouseburn - Street Art and Graffiti
- Ouseburn Barrage
- Ouseburn Festival 2007
- Ouseburn Festival 2008
- Ouseburn Festival 2009