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 14a. Newcastle (3) Some buildings in the centre of Newcastle, Eldon Square, Grey Street, Grey Monument

 Scenes of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Northumberland Street, one of the main shopping streets in the centre of Newcastle with the fine building of the fashion store chain Fenwick on the left.

 

The Grey Monument.

 

The fine buildings of Grey Street.

 

The golden lady clock on the corner of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street signifies the premises of Northern Goldsmiths Newcastle.

Late night market stall below the 'Golden Lady'!

The Grey monument by the Market.

Grainger erected the Grey Monument, 135 ft high on a tall pedestal. The column (Roman Doric order) of the Grey Monument was designed by Benjamin Green in 1838 and the inscription extols the virtues of Earl Grey

"THE SERVICES RENDERED TO HIS COUNTRY BY, CHARLES EARL GREY K.G., WHO, DURING AN ACTIVE POLITICAL CAREER OF NEARLY HALF A CENTURY, WAS THE CONSTANT ADVOCATE OF PEACE, AND THE FEARLESS AND CONSISTENT CHAMPION OF, CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY., HE FIRST DIRECTED HIS EFFORTS TO THE AMENDMENT, OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE IN 1792, AND WAS THE MINISTER, BY WHOSE ADVICE, AND UNDER WHOSE GUIDANCE, THE GREAT MEASURE OF PARLIAMENTARY REFORM, WAS AFTER AN ARDUOUS AND PROTRACTED STRUGGLE, SAFELY AND TRIUMPHANTLY ACHIEVED, IN THE YEAR 1832."

 

The Grey Monument at the top of Grey Street with the portico columns of the Theatre Royal on the right.

 

The Theatre Royal has giant Corinthian portico, and is the work of Benjamin Green's design of 1837

The Theatre Royal, Grey Street, has been fully restored including the magnificent safety curtain! I remember many years ago going to see performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Eldon Square laid out 1824-1826

Old Eldon Square is the site of the City's principal War Memorial

for the 1914-1818 and 1939-1945 World Wars

 

 

Eldon Square Shopping Centre and afternoon tea in the cafe of John Lewis!


Some sculptures near Newcastle Central station

1. Robson Green or ?

 

2. ???


NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD area picture index: webpage & (section) 1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne-Gateshead area (1) River Tyne and Bridges * 2. Newcastle-Gateshead area (2) Sage Theatre & Concert Hall & Baltic Arts Centre Gateshead * 14a. Newcastle area (3) Some buildings in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne * 15. Newcastle area(4) Some 'artwork' and the Laing Art Gallery * 23. Newcastle area (5) The Angel of the North * 37. Newcastle area (6) The Black gate and Castle Keep * 38. Newcastle area (7) The Cathedral * 39. Newcastle (8) Hancock Museum of the North * 40. Newcastle (9) Bessie Surtees House * 41. Newcastle-Gateshead (10) More Churches, Medieval Walls, Gateshead Tourist Information Centre  * 52. Newcastle (11) The Discovery Museum - History of Tyneside * 53. Newcastle (12) St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and All Saints Church * 14b Newcastle (13) The Central Arcade and Holy Jesus Hospital SEE ALSO NE page 31a Jarrow (1) Bede's World * 31b Jarrow (2) St Peter's Church, Monastery * 35a. Tynemouth (1) Town and Castle * 35b. Tynemouth (2) The Priory * 36. Belsay Hall and Belsay Castle


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