If you are able to start with this book, read every page and use the buildings you like as stops on your tour. Some of the better known buildings have been demolished such as the Dunston Rocket and the Gateshead car park. The Elswick Swimming pool is out of use through lack of funding.

I haven’t been paid to say this it’s just that having found it in Byker library I wish I had read it before coming to Newcastle because I missed some good buildings and I don’t want you to repeat my mistake.

Otherwise continue below where I have provided all the information I could find from the libraries for interesting walks.

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Source twitter.com/tennisdenys/status/917273263759396864

The libraries proved to be of more benefit than I had allowed for and in fact the local history sections were invaluable (West End, Cruddas Park, Byker and Hebburn so far).

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Newcastle – NLS maps

October 9th, 2017

I started here Side by side Wingrove and Elswick and changed to the transparency slider when I realised it was more useful.

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The original intention – click image for full picture

To date I have walked Elswick, Jesmond, Heaton and Byker from the above and in addition Hebburn, Tynemouth, and North Shields from the larger image (click above).

It remains my intention to walk all the areas in blue excluding the city centre. The idea is to get a view of the city as a whole and not just Grainger Town and the bridges.

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When we left the last post we had downloaded an .mp4 file from the Guardian website using View Source (Ctrl+u) to find the link and right-click Save Link As to get the file and Videolan VLC to watch it.

Now we’re going to get the HD version of the same film using the .m3u8 link and VLC.

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If you read the Guardian on-line and occasionally watch their excellent videos you may perhaps have wondered if there’s a way to a) keep them and b) see them at a higher resolution.

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June 24th, 2017

Yesterday (23rd June) the page on scissor maisonettes overtook Crap Flats for the first time ever. I can only account for this by the interest in Grenfell Tower (which are not scissor maisonettes, it’s a point block) which has pushed several posts up the table in the last week.

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Sceaux Gardens Camberwell

The pdfs






Sceaux6.pdf – rotate







Sceaux missing.pdf

Following the “debate” last night which, incidentally, I think Jeremy Corbyn won hands down,

I found this. It makes chilling watching. I recommend you watch it and make up your own mind.

July 19th 1955 – December 15th 1976

I was their next door neighbour in London for Helen’s last couple of months on earth and went to her funeral in Rotterdam with her husband.

I’d like to be reminded of what she looked like hence the photograph request. Thank you for writing, it is appreciated.

To my contact, yes by all means get in touch I will reply in kind.

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