A food court that goes by the name of the Gothic Quarter has recently just opened in Newcastle’s Eldon Square; three floors high and filled with all kinds of restaurants you could possibly want in one place – with fancy champagne bars on the top floor, giving the perfect view of Grey’s Monument (a very similar view to that that you get at The Botanist – another marvellous cocktail bar). 123 more words
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Gordon Cook kindly recently shared this A3 poster with me, which he had typed up for the heritage group.
The Blantyre Monument – After the destructive explosion of Monday 22nd October 1877, when the bodies of the miners who were killed had been recovered, and all burials had taken place, certain local people raised the question of the erecting of a monument in memory of the dead colliers, but amidst the business of the day, with great attention being given to the plight of the widows and orphans, it was deemed prudent to shelve the idea till a later date. 205 more words