A Quayside walk to the Ouseburn area - Blacksmith's Needle sculpture, Victorian tunnel, Ouseburn Farm and Bike cafe
Scenes of North-East England, Newcastle upon Tyne, Co. Durham & Northumbria - Northumberland
One day in January 2020, I decided to walk eastwards from the Millenium Bridge, along the Quayside of the River Tyne, towards Ouseburn River.
The Blacksmiths Sculpture at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The first thing I came across of interest before reaching Ouseburn was this wonderful Blacksmiths Needle sculpture.
The Blacksmiths Needle sculpture (1997) on the north bank of the River Tyne between the Millenium Bridge and the Ouseburn.
The inscription reads "GLEAMS THROUGH THE TREES THE RED LIGHT OF THE FORGE"
The Blacksmiths Needle sculpture by craftsmen of the British Artist Blacksmiths Association
The Blacksmith's Needle comprises of six layers, each layer with objects relating to the senses including what was describes as 'the mysterious sixth sense'. Created from sections made at public 'forge ins' around the country. The Needle was ceremonially inaugurated by the percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
Its then just a short walk to where the Ouseburn River flows into the River Tyne.
The Ouseburn Area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
What was once an industrial hub of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ouseburn is now a hip residential area clustered around the Ouseburn River which flows in the River Tyne. Ouseburn has many things to see and do e.g. the entrance to Victoria Tunnel, a 19th-century coal wagon route, is a starting point for underground tours. 'Young', creative locals frequent cool bars, farm-to-table eateries, and live music venues including the Biscuit Factory arts complex. There is also Ouseburn Farm, a popular family 'city farm' destination with gardens and farm animals.
The Cycle HUB Bike Cafe, Ouseburn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The Toffee Factory, Ouseburn River Flood Gates and the Tyne Bar
A dusk view from Ouseburn west down the River Tyne towards the Sage and Tyne Bridges.
The Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
A city farm and great place for children see and experience life with farm animals.
The Victorian Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The Victoria Tunnel is a subterranean waggonway that runs under Ouseburn, an area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
It runs from the Town Moor down to the River Tyne.
It was built between 1839 and 1842
to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery in Spital Tongues to
riverside staithes (quayside jetties) ready for loading onto boats for
export, usually to other parts of Great Britain.
Loaded wagons descended the incline of the tunnel under their own weight, and were rope-hauled back to the colliery by a stationary engine.
The colliery closed in January 1860
and the Tunnel was abandoned until the start of the Second World War
when it was converted for use as an air-raid shelter.
The Ouseburn Victorian tunnel, was wonderfully well built, and amazingly remains largely intact.
(adapted from Wikipedia)
The Biscuit Factory Art Gallery, Ouseburn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
The Biscuit Factory is a Contemporary art gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Biscuit Factory art complex Gallery opened in 2002 after undergoing major renovation work.
It is the largest commercial art,
craft & design gallery in the UK.
Until 2002 the Building was used in the manufacturing of biscuits (hence the name.
The biscuit factory, changing its name over the years from The Tyne Biscuit Factory to the name Newcastle upon Tyne Biscuit Manufacturers.
(adapted from Wikipedia)
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