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Alderman James Clydesdale 1879-1962. Lived in and served the West End of Newcastle as a council member between 1922 and 1962. Appointed Lord Mayor in 1945. Aided by his wife, Mary (d. 1946), “Jimmy” was committed to social reform and a lifelong campaigner for the rights of the blind.

West End Customer Service Centre and Library, Condercum Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Town Wall. Site of 14th Century Close Gate. Damaged during 1644 siege when Town Wall was breached, it was repaired in 1648. Used as a prison after 1771 it was demolished in 1797.

Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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John Dobson 1787-1865 architect built this house about 1823 and lived here until his death in January 1865

New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Music Hall, Nelson Street. Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870. Charles Dickens gave public readings of his works in this theatre during 6 visits to Newcastle between 1852 and 1867. "A finer audience there is not in England"

Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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John Wesley erected on this site in 1743 "The Orphan House" headquarters of Methodism in the North

49-51 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay & Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Hillgate, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Milburn House. Admiral Lord Collingwood 1748-1810 Victor of Trafalgar, diplomat, wit and humanitarian. Nelson's friend and comrade. Born in a house on this site. "Since heaven made gentlemen there is no record of a better one" - (W.M.Thackeray).

Milburn House, The Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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4 Ellison Place. Cardinal Basil Hume 1923-1999. Spiritual leader born here on 2 March.

4 Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Castle Keep. Principal tower of the castle built by Henry II in 1168-78. The City's name derives from the earlier castle on the site which was founded in 1080 by Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror.

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Black Gate. Principal Gateway to the Castle built 1247-50. Upper two storeys built in seventeenth century. Restored, notably by R.J. Johnson 1883-84.

Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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College Street. Dame Allan's Schools 1883-1935. Dame Allan's Boys' School (first floor) and Girls' School (ground floor) by RJ Johnson. Dame Eleanor Allen founded the original schools in 1705 to provide a proper education for 40 poor boys and 20 poor girls of the parishes of St Nicholas and St John.

College Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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51 Westgate Road. Peter Murray Taylor. Lord Taylor of Gosforth. 1930-1997. Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales. Born 242 Westgate Road. Educated Newcastle Royal Grammar School. His Barristers chambers were here from 1954-1967.

51, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Assembly House, Westgate Street. Charles Avison 1709-1780. Composer. Held his first public subscription concert in this building in 1735. the first Assembly Rooms in Newcastle 1716-1736.

Westgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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City Hall Newcastle. Alan Hull 1945-1995. Born Benwell. Humanist, songwriter and poet, singer and musician. Performed here with the group Lindisfarne on over 120 occasions. The Fog on the Tyne was all his.

City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Eldon Square. This terrace is the only remaining side of the Old Eldon Square; built to Dobson's designs; 1825-31.

Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Grainger Market. This covered vegetable and butcher market, once the largest in the country, was designed by Dobson and opened in 1835.

Grainger Market, Clayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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High Bridge. Lord Armstrong 1810-1900. William George Armstrong's water-powered rotary engine was built here at Henry Watson's works, 1838. Inventor, engineer, scientist and businessman, Armstrong employed 25,000 people at his Elswick works.

High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Broad Garth. Thomas Spence 1750-1814. Born Quayside, Newcastle. Utopian writer and land reformer. Courageous pioneering campaigner for the rights of men and women. Founded a schoolroom and debating society in Broad Garth. "Dare to be Free"

Fenwick's Entry, off Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Grey Street. This side of the street, up to Shakespeare Street was designed by Dobson and built in 1835-37.

18/20 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Thomas Bewick 1753-1828. The artist and naturalist, celebrated for his "History of British Birds" traded as an engraver and copperplate printer in a workshop on this site from about 1790.

St. Nicholas Church Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Danish Seamen's Club. From 1940 to 1945 Newcastle was the official home town to 3,000 Danish sailors serving in the British Merchant Navy. St. Nicolas Buildings housed their unions, clubs and the Danish Merchant Navy Reserve Pool

St. Nicholas Building, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Thomas Bewick 1753-1828 The artist wood-engraver and naturalist lived near here in his "little happy cot at the Forth" from 1781 to 1812.

Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Custom House Built in 1766 to replace Custom House as west end of Quayside. Altered and refronted in 1833; Sydney Smirke, Architect.

39 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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St. Thomas Chapel. Chapel of St Thomas the Martyr (Archibishop Thomas Becket, died 1170) stood on Old Tyne Bridge near this spot, until 1830, when it was demolished for road widening and replaced by St. Thomas' Church in Barras Bridge.

57-60 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Turk's Head Inn. Society of Antiquaries if Newcastle upon Tyne. Founded 1813. Close to this site stood the Turk's Head Inn where, on 23rd January 1813, seventeen Newcastle gentlemen met to form the Society

62 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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High Level Bridge. The lighting of Robert Stephenson's bridge was commissioned by Newcastle City Council with financial help from Gateshead Council, The Railway Heritage Trust, Electrical Contractors Association, Northern Electric & Gas, Go North East, Nexus.

High Level Bridge, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Junction of Sandhill and Quayside, west side of Tyne Bridge pillar., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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1 Stratford Villas. Colin Veitch 1881-1938 lived here. Captain of Newcastle United FC during their trophy-winning Edwardian heyday. Co-founder of the People's Theatre & the Professional Footballers' Association. Sportsman, actor, politician.

1 Stratford Villas, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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House of Adam of Jesmond. Built before 1267; probably abandoned by 17th Century. Little known of its history. Given to Newcastle in 1879 as part of the Armstrong's Park. Repairs in 1897 directed by W.H. Knowles, Architect.

Armstrong Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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St Andrew's, Worswick St. Father James Worswick 1771-1843 Catholic Priest who founded St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, on this sire from 1798-1841. A respected, selfless man who gave forty years of loyal service to the city and the people.

St Andrew's Church, Worswick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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19 Bellegrove Terrace. Ralph Hedley 1848-1913. Renowned regional artist, realist Painter, woodcarver and illustrator. Lived here from 1885-1913.

19 Belle Grove Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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28 Brandling Park. Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889-1951. One of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century lived here in 1943 while working at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

28 Brandling Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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20 Burdon Terrace. Thomas Burt 1837-1922. Northumberland Miners’ leader 1865-1913, M.P. for Morpeth 1874-1918, the first working class M.P., lived in this house from 1892 to his death.

20 Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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25 Kingsley Place. John Gilroy 1898-1985. Lived in this house as a boy. Royal Portrait painter, Advertising designer & artist famous for the Guinness Zoo Animals & World War II posters. ‘Be like Dad - Keep Mum’.

25 Kingsley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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1709-1770 Charles Avison. The foremost English concerto composer of the 18th Century; organist, writer on music, and concert director. He was born and worked in Newcastle. Buried here by the nave porch.

St Andrew's Church, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Charles Avison 1709-1770 Composer. The foremost English concerto composer of the 18th Century; lived and worked in a house in Rosemary Lane in the 1730s when he was appointed Organist to St John's and St Nicholas Churches. Rosemary Lane, City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Rosemary Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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A Hadrian's Wall Milecastle, 2nd century A.D. In 1985 the south west corner of a milecastle (fortified gate) was discovered here. It formed part of the Roman frontier fortifications of Hadrian's Wall. Westgate Road, City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Gladstone Adams 1880-1966. Inventor and Photographer. Invented the car windscreen wiper in 1911. He was born 16 May 1880 at 4 St Anne's Row, close to the Ouseburn Mission which occupied this building from 1869.

Ouseburn Mission, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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William Bell Scott 1811-1890. Leading poet and Pre-Raphaelite painter. Head of Newcastle School of Design. Lived in Newcastle for twenty years and in this house from 1859-1864.

14 St Thomas' Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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George Redmayne Murray (1865-1939). George Murray lived in Saville Place. In 1891 he successfully treated hypothyroidism using the first hormone therapy. Brady & Martin Chemists, Northumberland Road, made the thyroid extracts.

Saville Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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1903-1968 Jack Common (Author) was born here in the upstairs flat. His autobiographical books are "Kiddar's Luck" (1961) and "The Ampersand" (1964).

44 Third Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Jesmond Parish Church. Designed in 1858 by Dobson and built in memory of the notable preacher Richard Clayton.

Eslington Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Yevgeni Zamyatin 1884-1937. Eminent Russian writer, lived here 1916-17. His early novels were based on Newcastle. His masterpiece 'We' was a major influence on Orwell's '1984'.

19 Sanderson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Dr. William Rea 1827-1903. Prominent Victorian musician and Founder of the Newcastle Amateur Vocal Society. Lived here from 1877 until his death in 1903.

7 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Albany Hancock (1806-1873) & John Hancock (1808-1890). Renowned Naturalists, after whom the Hancock Museum was named, lived in this house - formerly 4 St Mary’s Terrace 1838-1890.

20 Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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1916-1986 Sid Chaplin. Home of author Sid Chaplin. Formerly a pitman, his acclaimed works about the North-East include The Thin Seam and The Day of the Sardine.

11 Kimberley Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Craigs. James, ‘The Ouseburn Hero’, his sons and brother George Lived in this street 1849-1894. They saved 25 people from drowning & won 7 Royal Humane Society Awards. ‘The pluckiest family of life-savers in the kingdom’

Ouse Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Keelmen’s Hospital. The Fellowship of Keelmen was first mentioned in 1516. They established a charity in 1699 and began the building of the hospital in 1701.

City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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The Town Wall. This wall stands on the line of the mediaeval town wall constructed in the 14th Century and demolished by order of the Town Council in 1763.

Sandgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Former Sailors Bethel. Replacing an earlier building on Manor Chare, this non conformist sailors chapel, built at a cost of £2,000 to the designs of Thos. Oliver Junior, was opened on 12 April 1877. Sunday School to rear added 1900. Became Danish Church after 2nd World War, finally closing 1949. Restored to use as offices 1991.

Horatio Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom