Quayside Market

The Quayside Market takes place every Sunday in the year from 9.30am to 4pm This vibrant market is flourishing with traders selling quality local crafts, artwork, jewellery, fashion and food together with the traditional stalls selling plants, clothing, sweets, ice cream and toys.

Description harvested from Newcastle City Council - Quayside Sunday Market.



January 2012







July 2009

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

Newcastle Quayside Market

More Information:
Quayside Sunday Market
History of the Quayside Sunday Market
Quayside Market Traders

Ouseburn Festival 2009

A handful of photos taken at this years Ouseburn Festival.

We arrived there quite early some time before it usually gets into full swing that's why it seems a little deserted in some of the photos.

The usual annual duck race along the Ouseburn (featured in the video here The Ouseburn Festival) was'nt held this year for some reason which was a bit of a let-down as, for us anyway, it's always the highlight of the weekends events.

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009

Ouseburn Festival 2009



See also:
Ouseburn Festival 2007
Ouseburn Festival 2008

Heaton - Flood Damage

A few photos of a hole that opened up in the back lane of Addycombe Terrace in Heaton during the recent floods. At the height of the storm, the deluge caused a water pipe to burst and the back street to crumble under the strain.

More on the story here Evening Chronicle - Flash flooding causes chaos across Tyneside.





North Shields Lighthouses

Located at the Fish Quay on the banks of the River Tyne at North Shields these lights act as a navigational aid to ships entering the River Tyne.

They were built in the 19th century replacing earlier lights at the same location.


June 2009

Old High Light, Trinity Buildings, North Shields

Since 1536 Trinity House, Newcastle has built several leading lights in North Shields. This one was constructed in 1727. Following changes in the river channel it was replaced in 1807 by the new High Light.











New Low Light, Fishquay, North Shields.

The new Lighthouse and Keeper's house were erected in 1808-10 by the Master and Brethren of Trinity House, Newcastle, to replace the Old Low Light. It still serves as an important navigational aid to vessels entering the river.













Panoramic Photographs






July 2010







August 2012





July 2014




Benwell Towers (The Mitre)

Built in 1831 Benwell Towers, designed by the Tyneside architect John Dobson, replaced an older house on the site which was built in 1221. It became the residence of the Bishop of Newcastle in the 1880's and has since provided a number of different functions. During World War II it became a fire station, and then became a training centre for the National Coal Board in 1947.

By the 1970s the building had become The Mitre pub, before achieving national fame in 1989 as the Byker Grove youth club in the BBC children's television series, Byker Grove. The final episode of Byker Grove was filmed in August 2006.

Benwell Towers has been up for sale since summer 2007, and is still unused.

The towers were also in our local newspaper The Evening Chronicle recently due to a problem with Japanese Knotweed. Evening Chronicle - Byker Grove site blighted by Japanese weeds


Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove

Benwell Towers - The home of Byker Grove




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