Mansion House Quay - Barge Day

Barges at the Mansion House Quay Newcastle.
"The protection of the river was demonstrated each year on Barge day when the Mayor, in his capacity as President of the Court of Admiralty, inspected riverside staithes etc. This system survived until 1974 when the office of Alderman was abolished.
Read more on the Newcastle City Council Website
The barge in this photograph was the Lord Mayors barge.

Barge Day


Brenda said...

There's a little jetty on the west side of the Swing Bridge towards a stanchion of the High Level that was only used for VIPs and various dos like this. Closed to the public now of course, walked about once a month by the bridge engineers.

ILuvNUFC said...

I often wondered why that jetty was connected to the High Level. I learn something new every day! :)

Brenda said...

Barge day, huh? Fabulous.

Also just wanted you to know that I'm still reading. :)

ILuvNUFC said...

Aye, it's been a while since we last met.

Do you still have the meet-ups at The Bridge Hotel?
I don't have much time for Flickr these days even though I like the crack on there.

Brenda said...

Bridge Hotel? Gawd no, one of the men who came to those befriended me and went on to steal £6,000, and I say steal because he refuses to repay or reply to my messages. I am far too trusting for my own good. Horrible encounter there.

Flickr I stopped using some 3 or 4 years ago, full of sock puppets and competitive snark, but also I moved on in general from that world.

Lovely to see your posts pop up in my reader. :)

ILuvNUFC said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear that. :(
Any chance of a name?

I guess things come and go in life but the one constant in my life is updates to this site. It keeps me out of trouble :)

Brenda said...

Not in the public domain, no. Shameful episode, I was completely conned.

Glad you keep out of trouble. I think! :)