A photograph of the Old Fish Market building. It has a statue of Neptune on top which was designed by George Burn. It was built between 1878 and 1880, and was designed by the city engineer A. M. Fowler. It … Continue reading
The Pitcher and Piano in an example of a modern day business on the Quayside. There were lots of factories and warehouses on the east side of the Quayside in the 1980s, and there was mostly heavy industrial sector work, … Continue reading
A view from the Newcastle side of the Quayside showing the Baltic, the Sage and the Millenium Bridge. The Sage is a very modern building and is used for concerts or theatre performances. However, the Baltic is quite an old … Continue reading
The council has created a ‘beach’ on the Quayside with sand, palm trees, deck chairs and a volleyball net. This would encourage tourists and locals to come down and spend time at the Quayside and make it more of an … Continue reading
In the 1980s, the Quayside was home to a lot of industrial work and buildings. Some still remain, such as the Ovoline Lubricants factory found on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne (top photo). However, other old warehouses have … Continue reading
Image of plaque on Copthorne Hotel Wall showing the River-god Tyne. Date:1891-1991 Group name: Lauren, Bexy, Maya, Jessica Plaque reads: The River-god Tyne. The Institution of Civil Engineers Northern Counties Association. 1891-1991. Robert Legender – facit.
The Sage music hall.
The Swing Bridge was built on the sites of the Old Tyne Bridges, and was completed in 1876. It was designed and paid for by William Armstrong, who wanted to allow larger ships along the River Tyne than the Old … Continue reading
The Tyne Bridge was opened in 1928 and was designed to enable more access to Newcastle and Gateshead. At this time it would have represented that Newcastle was doing well. Today, it is covered in the Olympic Rings to publicise … Continue reading
22,750 vessels came to the River Tyne in one year of 1873. This is a considerably more amount of vessels compared to what we get today. Nowadays there are only about 240 a year. Date: 1873 Group: Longbenton Community College