Arthur’s Hill and Spital Tongues

A few photos from being out and about in the local area recently…

Housing in Arthur’s Hill is mainly brick terraces, some dating to the mid Victorian period, many are Tyneside_flats
There is a large variation in socioeconomic status and condition of properties in Arthur’s Hill, with some in very poor condition, and some looking very genteel, we do see that absentee landlords are allowing properties to fall into disrepair, whereas some other properties are very smart. Currently one of the best maintained streets is Sidney Grove, where I spotted this lovely laburnum and rhododendron.

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An architectural wonder, which is easily missed unless slowly meandering, the Coptic Orthodox Church on Brighton Grove

Beautiful daisies carpet the ground in
Nun’s Moor Park

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Also beautiful laburnum and rhododendrons in Nun’s Moor Park

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Lastly, over the other side of Barrack Road, in Spital Tongues, the most beautiful profusion of bushes, ferns and flowers on the side of a house…

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Ouseborough Wood

Ouseborough Wood is a small ancient woodland in the Gateshead district, not far from Beamish. Lots of information about the wood is available on the internet, with details of its industrial past, downloadable wallking guided and maps. Just search for Ouseborough Wood.
I’m experimenting with uploading the photos without shrinking them, as I have been told they have been coming out as too small. Let me know what you think.

Ancient woodland (top), and a bark pattern and moss on an old tree stump.