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The original lighting columns on the High Level Bridge were refurbished and brought back into service by Network Rail in 2008, with funding contributions from: The Railway Heritage Trust, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, Newcastle City Council

High Level Bridge, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Blaydon Races "We flew across theChain Bridge reet into Blaydon toon, The bellman he was callin' there-they call him Jackey Broon." John Brown, the Blaydon bellman lived near here in Wesley Place. He died in 1901 aged 82 and is buried in Blaydon cemetery.

Left of the entrance arch at the west end of Blaydon Shopping Centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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William Shield (1748-1829) Born in Swalwell and lived near here in his early years. Violinist, violist and composer of operas and other stage works. Appointed Master of the King's Music in 1817. Reputed composer of Auld Land Syne.

At the junction of Hood Street and Market Lane, Swalwell, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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William Wailes (1808 - 1881) Prominent stained glass manufacturer lived here from 1862 until his death. He designed and built Saltwell Towers before selling it to Gateshead Corporation in 1875.

Saltwell Towers, Saltwell Park , Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Dodds Sisters Hope (1885-1972), Ruth (1890-1976) & Sylvia (1892-1969) lived here. They founded the Little Theatre, Saltwell View. Ruth Dodds was made an honorary freeman of Gateshead in 1965.

Home House, at the junction of Church Road and Kell's Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Carter's Well Of ancient origin and the main water supply in Low Fell until the end of the 19th century. Restored 1994.

Durham Road, Low Fell (A167) opposite Southern Memorial Hall (part of Wesley Memorial Church), Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Emily Davies (1830-1921) A pioneer both of women's education and the campaign for votes for women. Founder of Girton College, Cambridge. She was a daughter of the Rector of Gateshead and lived her early life in the Rectory which stood on this site.

Bensham Road near the junction with Rectory Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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George "Geordie" Ridley (1835 - 64) A music hall singer and composer of "Blaydon Races" among many other popular songs. He lived in a previous building on this site.

William IV Public House, High Street, Gateshead, 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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Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) a prolific journalist, pamphleteer, author, sometime merchant adventurer, government spy, author of 'Robinson Crusoe' and author of 'Moll Flanders'. He lived in Gateshead c. 1706-10. it is believed his lodgings were in Hillgate.

the foot of the footpath to The Sage. (Under the Tyne Bridge), Hillgate, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Sowerby plaque
Katherine Githa Sowerby (1876-1970) Playwright, poet, childrens author and member of the noted Sowerby glass family. In her early years she lived near here at Ravenshill.

The Drive, Durham Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914) lived here 1869-1883. A physicist and chemist, his experiments here led to him inventing the first electric light bulb. Underhill was the first house in the world to be wired for domestic electric lighting.

Underhill Residential Home, Kell's Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Alex Glasgow (1935-2001) Singer, songwriter and composer of the songs for 'Close the Coalhouse Door'. He lived here for many years before emigrating to Australia.

59 Church Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Arthur Holmes (1890-1965) One of the most important geoscientists of the 20th century and author of 'Principles of Physical Geology'. He lived here in his early years and attended Gateshead Secondary School.

19 Primrose Hill, Low Fell, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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William clarke blue plaque
William Clarke (1831-1890) Industrialist and Co-Founder of Clarke Chapman lived in the Hermitage, which stood on this site.

High Fell Club, Old Durham Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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William Booth (1829-1912) Founder of the Salvation Army and Catherine Booth (1829-1890) Co-founder, the 'Army Mother', lived here 1858-1861. Catherine preached her first sermon in Gateshead in 1860.

15 Woodbine Terrace, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Robert Spence Watson (1837 - 1911) Bensham Grove was home to Robert Spence Watson who enjoyed a national prominence in both artistic and political circles. His visitors included William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A noted arbitrator in industrial disputes, pacifist and Liberal politician.

Bensham Grove, Bensham Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Wilson's worsted factory   1854 fire
The 1854 Fire The site of Wilson's worsted factory which caught fire early on the 6th October 1854. The fire spread to a chemical warehouse which exploded. The Quaysides on both sides of the river suffered severe damage. 53 died.

Off Hillgate on the east face of the south tower of the Tyne Bridge, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Dr. Alfred Cox O.B.E. (1866-1954) GP, surgeon and JP. Co-founder of the Gateshead Queen Victoria Nursing Association. Medical Secretary of the BMA 1912-31. Awarded the Gold Medal of the BMA in 1931. Lived here.

Westview House, Bensham Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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William Henry Brockett Mayor of Gateshead and liberal reformer. Lived in the street that formerly stood here. In 1837 he co-founded the Gateshead Observer and became its editor in 1860.

King St, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Felling Colliery Disaster. 25 May 1812. Near to this site, 92 men and boys were killed in a colliery explosion; they are remembered on a memorial in Heworth Churchyard. The Rev John Hodgson took up the cause of mine safety, and as a direct result of his efforts, the miners' safety lamp was developed.

Mulberry Street, Felling, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Felling Colliery Disaster. 25 May 1812. Of 92 men and boys killed in a colliery explosion at Felling Colliery, 91 were buried in this churchyard and are commemorated here on a memorial. The Rev John Hodgson of this church took up the cause of mine safety and, as a direct result of his efforts, the miners' safety lamp was developed.

Churchyard, St. Mary, Shields Road,Heworth, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Sir Vincent Litchfield Raven, KBE (1858-1934). Last chief mechanical engineer of the North Eastern Railway 1910-1922. Superintendant at Woolwich Arsenal 1915-9. Knighted and awarded KBE in 1917. President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers 1924-5.

Former Greensfield Locomotive Works Building, Fletcher Road, Ochre Yards, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Sister Winifred Laver B.E.M. (1888-1980) Established the Vine Street Mission in 1915. She dedicated most of her life to helping the poor of Gateshead. Made an honorary freeman of the Borough in 1978.

Gateshead Evangelical Church, Derwentwater Road, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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The Gateshead Dispensary 1832-1946 Founded after the outbreak of cholera in 1831 to assist in preserving the public health and make medicine available to the poor. The Dispensary occupied this house 1855-1946.

Old Dispensary, Nelson Street, Gateshead, United Kingdom

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