Northumberland and Newcastle Society

Northumberland and Newcastle Society A Society for people interested in the landscape, culture and built environment of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside. New Members always welcome
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Northumberland & Newcastle Society, established 1924. Protecting and enhancing our landscape, culture and built environment for future heritage. Registered charity.

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

GUESS WHERELast week's photos were captured on a beautiful day in and around Cullercoats.Better luck next time...
12/05/2021

GUESS WHERE

Last week's photos were captured on a beautiful day in and around Cullercoats.

Better luck next time...

Guess where?Answer revealed next week!
01/05/2021

Guess where?
Answer revealed next week!

It's not too late to sign up for this quiz tomorrow run by our friends and colleagues at CPRE Northumberland The details...
17/02/2021

It's not too late to sign up for this quiz tomorrow run by our friends and colleagues at CPRE Northumberland

The details are on the photo 🙂

#northumberland
#englishcountryside

It's not too late to sign up for this quiz tomorrow run by our friends and colleagues at CPRE Northumberland

The details are on the photo 🙂

#northumberland
#englishcountryside

Some good news - All Saints' Church in Newcastle features in this latest Heritage at Risk register as saved.Take a look,...
04/11/2020
Heritage at Risk in England Revealed | Historic England

Some good news - All Saints' Church in Newcastle features in this latest Heritage at Risk register as saved.

Take a look, and view all of the other interesting buildings and landscapes still at risk across the UK.

https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/heritage-at-risk-2020/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=news

Historic England has revealed the historic sites most at risk of being lost forever as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

02/11/2020
www.nandnsociety.org.uk

Planning for the Future
The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to 'streamline and modernise' the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

https://www.nandnsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/11/Planning-for-the-Future-NN-submission-final.pdf

This link shows a map of places in central Newcastle upon Tyne that were significant in the anti slavery movement - well...
02/11/2020
The Roots Initiative · Antislavery Usable Past

This link shows a map of places in central Newcastle upon Tyne that were significant in the anti slavery movement - well worth a look.

[identity on tyne is a group for writers and artists of colour in North-East England.

The Roots Initiative was their response to the bicentenary, in partnership with the Literary and Philosophical Society.

The writer Sheree Mack examined the region's involvement in the slave trade and the abolition movement through historical documents, creative writing and poetry.

A heritage walk around Newcastle highlighted the events, individuals and places involved in the slave trade, slavery and the abolition movement in the North-East.]

http://antislavery.ac.uk/items/show/1021

This archive collects the visual culture and narratives of contemporary antislavery, as well as heritage and public history projects that grapple with past and present slavery and antislavery. Its collections are a resource for understanding cultures of antislavery activism and protest memory.

Some good news: Cultural Recovery Fund The Government's £1.57bn support package for cultural, arts and heritage sites ha...
14/10/2020
£257 million to save 1385 theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across England

Some good news: Cultural Recovery Fund

The Government's £1.57bn support package for cultural, arts and heritage sites has begun to be awarded. Northumberland recipients include:

1. Alnwick Playhouse - £197,668
2. Alnwick Gardens - £90,000
3. Aln Valley Railway - £21,300
4. Berwick Malting Theatre - £230,000
5. Berwick Barracks - £60,000
6. Etal Castle - £16,000
7. Cragside - £21,600
8. Brinkburn Mill - £43,776

You can find out more about this support scheme in the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/257-million-to-save-1385-theatres-arts-venues-museums-and-cultural-organisations-across-england

More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations are benefitting from a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.

Answer to the recent GUESS WHERE photo...Well done again to Annie Lloyd!We were looking south to St Mary's lighthouse. N...
09/10/2020

Answer to the recent GUESS WHERE photo...

Well done again to Annie Lloyd!
We were looking south to St Mary's lighthouse.
Not from Seaton Sluice, from the nearby and often overlooked Collywell Bay.

This is another campaign that we are interested in. The Society reaches 100 in 2024. As part of our centenary planning, ...
29/09/2020
Hundreds of trees set to be planted on Newcastle's Town Moor

This is another campaign that we are interested in. The Society reaches 100 in 2024. As part of our centenary planning, we had the idea of planting 100 trees; 50 in the city and 50 in the county.

The Town Moor is our preferred city location, and we have contacted the Freemen about collaborating.

Watch this space!

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/hundreds-trees-set-planted-newcastles-18988309#ICID=Android_ChronicleNewsApp_AppShare

One confirmed area for planting is on Nuns Moor, where a scheme is planned in conjunction with military charity Walking With The Wounded opposite Fenham Barracks

Our Tyneside Committee works hard to protect and promote the historical built and natural environment of the City of New...
29/09/2020
Tyneside Committee - Northumberland and Newcastle Society

Our Tyneside Committee works hard to protect and promote the historical built and natural environment of the City of Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Read more on our website:

https://www.nandnsociety.org.uk/tyneside-committee/

We believe Newcastle and North Tyneside’s historic architecture is a profound and visible representation of the region’s pride in its cultural identity. This unique cultural identity is envied across the UK and internationally too. Our heritage and culture has immense value in promoting our regi...

The N&N Society and CPRE Northumberland are reciprocal members. They are hosting a pub quiz this Thursday evening, all a...
28/09/2020

The N&N Society and CPRE Northumberland are reciprocal members. They are hosting a pub quiz this Thursday evening, all about the glorious county of Northumberland.

MORE INFORMATION
*Your knowledge of our beautiful county will be tested ... do it either from memory or 'open book' if preferred.
*On or off camera. Suitable for family members of all ages.
*The questions are prepared, the microphone has been tested, the quiz-sheets are ready and the drinks are in!

All we need now, is YOU...

The details are in the photo - you just need to email Annie to book your place, as the software capacity is limited.
The link for this free event will then be sent to you.
We're really hoping you will join, perhaps with your family team.
If you can't make it this time, you could support us by forwarding this invitation to a friend or contact.
Free to members and non-members alike. Anyone is welcome.

It promises to be a great evening! Thank you.

We are delighted with this news.Our Tyneside Committee has been working closely with St Ann’s Quay Management director L...
28/09/2020
Move to redraw huge flats plan that could 'blight' Quayside

We are delighted with this news.

Our Tyneside Committee has been working closely with St Ann’s Quay Management director Louise Richley to coordinate the campaign against this design.

We await the revised plans with interest.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/huge-apartment-block-could-blight-18984879

Plans to build a 14-storey tower on one of the last undeveloped parcels of land on the Newcastle Quayside sparked a backlash from neighbours earlier this year

GUESS WHERE?What is the landmark on the horizon and a bonus point for where the picture was taken.Answer next week!
24/09/2020

GUESS WHERE?
What is the landmark on the horizon and a bonus point for where the picture was taken.

Answer next week!

You may have noticed that we have been quiet on social media over the summer! My post was furloughed from early June, bu...
23/09/2020

You may have noticed that we have been quiet on social media over the summer! My post was furloughed from early June, but I am now back 3 days per week.

Our committees have been busy, and it is business as usual, albeit on a reduced scale due to the virus. We have a backlog of information to share!

Here are a few snippets:

* The committees have been continuing to monitor planning applications and submitting comments.
* We are very much involved with the Save the Cooperage campaign which has seen some interesting developments that you may have followed in the local press.
* Our monthly events programme is on hold until 2021, which has been a big miss as we are a very sociable Society. The AGM (which was cancelled in May) will also need to be put back to next year.
* We have been progressing our project to identify Areas of High Landscape Value in Northumberland, with the aim to provide enhanced protection from unsuitable development.
* Our members' journal City & County was sent electronically in May and August but at the time of writing, we hop the November issue will be posted out as usual. Check our website if you missed your copies, and non members are welcome to take a look to see the kinds of things the Society is involved with.
www.nandnsociety.org.uk

Thank you to all of our members who have continued to support us, by keeping in touch and paying your subscriptions.

We have gained a number of new members too - welcome!

Jackie Salmon
Society Manager

#newcastleupontyne
#northumberland
#northtyneside
#conservation
#nandnsociety

Further to our last post, it was Len Netts who coined the phrase 'slums of the future' to describe this development, whi...
21/09/2020
500 new flats overlooking River Tyne set to be approved

Further to our last post, it was Len Netts who coined the phrase 'slums of the future' to describe this development, which we feel is monolithic and lacking in humanity.

Despite concurring that an inspiring development is overdue on such a prime site, we are disappointed to hear that the planners have pushed this through for approval.

What do you think?

#newcastleplan
#forthyard

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/more-500-flats-overlooking-river-18932176

City councillors could give their backing this week to plans for two massive riverside apartment blocks on derelict land between the Redheugh and King Edward VII bridges

Montagu Court, designed by Waring & Netts. A striking building on the Nuns Moor.Len Netts was a long standing member of ...
21/09/2020

Montagu Court, designed by Waring & Netts. A striking building on the Nuns Moor.

Len Netts was a long standing member of our Tyneside Committee, and sadly passed away earlier in the summer.

Thank you to Judith Robinson, (Tyneside Committee Vice Chair) who took this stunning photo.

Glanton village (north Northumberland) has now launched its big project to fund the RESTORATION OF ITS HISTORIC SIGNPOST...
06/06/2020
POINTING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Glanton village (north Northumberland) has now launched its big project to fund the RESTORATION OF ITS HISTORIC SIGNPOSTS!!

Our very own Annie Lloyd (County Committee) has been involved with this project since its inception, and said, "we now need LOTS of small donations, so please do consider donating a tenner to this worthy appeal, especially if you've ever admired and valued a traditional local signpost."

This links you to a short film, and a crowdfunding page.

https://communityfund.calor.co.uk/glanton-heritage-signposts

#CalorRuralCommunityFund To complete the restoration of the four traditional cast iron signposts in our small village. Still two out of the four to do.

04/06/2020
Kathryn Tickell - 'Lads of Alnwick'

The Northumbrian Pipes....

Is Northumberland the only county with its own special instrument?

Sharing a beautiful piece of music by the wonderful Kathryn Tickell.

(especially for Tim Wickens, Tyneside Committee chairman)

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuMwskhsGk

Kathryn Tickell and band (Peter Tickell - fiddles, Joss Clapp - guitars, Julian Sutton - melodeon). Song taken from a live set recorded at The Zodiac, Oxford...

Our Quiz closes at midnight tonight, so if you fancy taking part this evening, good luck !
31/05/2020

Our Quiz closes at midnight tonight, so if you fancy taking part this evening, good luck !

Welcome to our Spring quiz!

As our forthcoming events have been cancelled, and our AGM postponed, we'd like to share a rather tricky quiz with you to help you pass the time, and to get you pondering on our wonderful region and its interesting place names.

The answers are all places between the rivers Tyne and Tweed and are in alphabetical order (with a few gaps) and there are a few ‘sounds like’s’.

YOU CAN COMPLETE THE QUIZ ONLINE, OR BY DOWNLOADING, PRINTING AND POSTING YOUR ENTRY

ONLINE QUIZ:
https://forms.gle/G6FnfyDLV3E6qkNL7

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT QUIZ:https://www.nandnsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/05/N-N-QUIZ.pdf

The closing date is 31 May 2020.

PRIZES
EXISTING N&N SOCIETY MEMBERS
One single OR one joint winner will receive a £50.00 Fenwick voucher

NON MEMBERS
One single OR one joint winner will receive a year's free membership.
(Single entries will receive one year's single membership worth £35, and joint entries will receive one year's joint membership, worth £55.)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The two winners will be drawn at random and must have completed all questions correctly.
Existing member winner(s) must have an up to date subscription.

Good luck!

31/05/2020
Newcastle City Guides

How interesting!

https://www.facebook.com/105670622936241/posts/1480784172091539/

This short video looks at a broad history of Grey's Monument through time using pictures, comments and music.

Since its opening in 1838 the Monument has been a consistent feature of the skyline of central Newcastle and Newcastle City Guides have been proud to play a part in showing off the views to members of the public.

WE acknowldege the research of our guides, individuals such as Dave Henderson for information from articles on Grey's Monument in the Evening Chronicle and Newcastle Libraries through their Flickr Library.

The music comes from a library provided via Facebook and is Brahms Piano Trio-8-1-1, produced by Mike Block

GREY STREETThese proposals in the press have stimulated plenty of thinking within the Society"Perhaps this will kick sta...
18/05/2020
Parking Cull And Pocket Parks For England’s Finest Street As Newcastle Plans Post-Pandemic Future

GREY STREET
These proposals in the press have stimulated plenty of thinking within the Society

"Perhaps this will kick start an approach that extends ‘Empathy architecture’ into street planning."

"The pictures in the Journal/Chronicle of Grey Street certainly look good, but don’t appear to show all the existing pavement cafés. I wonder what the Council's policies will be for new applications? Also, what happens to the crowded Christmas Market and the awful plans to wrap a bar around Greys Monument?

What are your thoughts?
Do you agree this is one of the finest classical streets in England?



https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/05/15/parking-cull-and-pocket-parks-for-englands-finest-street-as-newcastle-plans-post-pandemic-future/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3i1tawMp2RyTVJCOu-8dKN78mx9w7I30LZw2B5pBNqig6muClXO0rVX4I

Newcastle is the latest city to unveil pandemic measures to curb motor vehicles and, in addition to culling parking spaces from what renowned architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner called the “finest street in England,” Newcastle City Council will be introducing pop-up cycleways, widened s...

‘Heather land and bent-land,Black land and white,God bring me to Northumberland,The land of my delight.Land of singing w...
11/05/2020

‘Heather land and bent-land,
Black land and white,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land of my delight.

Land of singing waters,
And winds from off the sea,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I would be.

Heather land and bent-land,
And valleys rich with corn,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I was born.’

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962)

[Photo Source: Dave Head / shutterstock]
Northumberland National Park

Welcome to our Spring quiz!As our forthcoming events have been cancelled, and our AGM postponed, we'd like to share a ra...
06/05/2020

Welcome to our Spring quiz!

As our forthcoming events have been cancelled, and our AGM postponed, we'd like to share a rather tricky quiz with you to help you pass the time, and to get you pondering on our wonderful region and its interesting place names.

The answers are all places between the rivers Tyne and Tweed and are in alphabetical order (with a few gaps) and there are a few ‘sounds like’s’.

YOU CAN COMPLETE THE QUIZ ONLINE, OR BY DOWNLOADING, PRINTING AND POSTING YOUR ENTRY

ONLINE QUIZ:
https://forms.gle/G6FnfyDLV3E6qkNL7

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT QUIZ:https://www.nandnsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/05/N-N-QUIZ.pdf

The closing date is 31 May 2020.

PRIZES
EXISTING N&N SOCIETY MEMBERS
One single OR one joint winner will receive a £50.00 Fenwick voucher

NON MEMBERS
One single OR one joint winner will receive a year's free membership.
(Single entries will receive one year's single membership worth £35, and joint entries will receive one year's joint membership, worth £55.)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The two winners will be drawn at random and must have completed all questions correctly.
Existing member winner(s) must have an up to date subscription.

Good luck!

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What we've been doing since 1924

Created in 1924, by ‘well connected enthusiasts’, the Society’s focus is on protecting and enhancing the landscape, culture and built environment of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside for future heritage.

For over ninety years, the N&N Society has sought to protect historic buildings and landscapes, and to encourage good sustainable design.

Here are just a few examples of what the Society does:


  • We saved and now own Kielder Viaduct(see photo above)– a major tourism and recreational asset.
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