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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.