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.



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


Also beautiful laburnum and rhododendrons in Nun’s Moor Park


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…



Cherry or Plum Blossoms, Chinatown

The cherry and plum blossoms are past their peak now, but recently I saw this lovely blossom tree in Charlotte Mews, in Newcastle’s Chinatown (just off Stowell Street)

Street Planters, Seats and Trees at the Old Brewery Site

On the old Newcastle Brewery site on Newcastle’s Bath Lane there are some new planters, some concrete, some incorporating seats, also some new trees, and an interesting futuristic building. Near the Science City site.

You can see the People’s Kitchen building, where the People’s Kitchen charity still operates from. This is the only original building on this part of Bath Lane.

A Walk Around New Mills Estate

Some photos I took today showing New Mills Apartments, which are 5 bedroomed flats on the site of the former “New Mill” which the street and area called New Mills gets its name, also in more recent times there was standing here a Public House called “The Darnell”, which is obviously no more, as it was demolished and the site was vacant for some time to allow planning permission to be granted for the current New Mills Apartments. Anyone reading about a pub called the Darnell or New Darnell on the internet should be aware that this pub is no more and has not existed for many years.

There were a number of mature street trees on the site after demolition of The Darnell, and in the planning application it was stipulated that the trees be preserved.