Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Wood is a mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland, of almost 1000 acres, covering an area on the northern slopes of the Derwent Valley. It is situated about 10 miles south-west of Gateshead, in the north-east of England. The Wood is bordered to the north by Garesfield Golf Course, to the east by the villages of High Spen and Rowlands Gill, to the south by the River Derwent, and to the west by the villages of Chopwell and Blackhall Mill.

Description harvested from Friends of Chopwell Woods

July 2006


Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods

Chopwell Woods


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Sandyford

Sandyford is a largely student dominated area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne due to its close proximity to the two Universities in the city, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

Sandyford is home to FPP Brand Communications - the European award winning communications agency, and several local commodities, such as; a 'Spar' shop, an Italian bistro, an Italian restaurant, an Italian sandwich shop. There is a futher two other sandwich shops, an award winning fish'n'chip shop, a Chinese takeaway, a [post office] and a car garage. It's similar to both Heaton and Jesmond in terms of street layout and architecture.
Info adapted from Sandyford - Wikipedia

All photos taken 2007 - 2008.
Mouse over street names or more information.

Starbeck Avenue/Kelvin Grove

Doncaster Road

Starbeck Avenue

Helmsley Road

Brandon Grove

One of the side streets off Dinsdale Road

Just Harleys

Church on Sandyford Road

Starbeck Avenue

Springband Road/Goldspink Lane

Springband Road/Goldspink Lane

Kelvin Grove


Deuchar House(Sandyford Brewery)


Built as a bonded warehouse for the company Sandyford Brewery, Deuchar House is constructed from sandstone ashlar and follows the curve of Sandyford Road.
John Arnison Simson operated the Sandyford Brewery prior to 1887 when it was acquired by Robert Deuchar Ltd. The Sandyford Brewery was then sold to Newcastle Breweries in 1941. Brewing ceased in 1961, although the maltings continued to be used until about 1970.


In 1984 the warehouse converted into apartments.

Deuchar House(Sandyford Brewery)

Deuchar House(Sandyford Brewery)


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Photographs by Peter Loud - 1970's Sandyford

The Red Arrows

I'm afraid these photos are not the best as the appearance of the Red Arrows rather caught me by surprise when I was out for a walk recently. They were doing a fly past to signal the beginning of the Junior Great North Run.

October 2008

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

Armstrong Bridge

At the time of its construction Armstrong Bridge probably unique in that it was designed to cope with any problems caused by the subsidence of nearby mines.
It was designed and built by Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co who began construction in 1876 and finished 2 years later in 1878. The bridge provided a high level roadway over the Ouseburn river and Jesmond Dene connecting the suburbs of Heaton and Jesmond. It was pedestrianised in either 1960 or 1963 and substantially repaired in 1983 not long after it had won a reprieve from demolition.

The bridge plays host to a craft market every sunday morning but at the moment there are no photos of the market on here as I am always too busy taking my son to play football for his team Heaton Hawks on sundays. I'll make it down there on a sunday morning one day in the future.

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge

Armstrong Bridge


See also:
Armstrong Bridge Structure Details
Older photos of Armstrong Bridge

South Gosforth

A few photos taken in and around the South Gosforth area on a few different visits. Mouse over the pics for the street name or description.

See also my photos of the nearby Gosforth Central Park


Hadricksmill Road

Hadricksmill Road

South Gosforth Metro Station

South Gosforth Social Club

The Millstone Public House

The Millstone Public House

Station Road

Station Road

Station Road

The Brandling Villa Public House

South Gosforth Metro

South Gosforth Metro

Church Avenue

Church Avenue

Church Road

South Gosforth Roundabout

The Victory Public House

Behind William Street