A Couple of Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle): Out and about

Continuing with our brief Newcastle visit, we were entranced by this city and amazed at the variety of architecture which sits happily enough with the contemporary buildings. Millenium Bridge Newcastle and Gateshead – The Tyne Bridge north Beautiful Central Arcade is  Edwardian, built in 1906 and highly decorated.  It is situated between Grainger and GreyContinue reading “A Couple of Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle): Out and about”

Nights and Days on the Toon (Newcastle) Bessie Surtees House

 Continuing with my Newcastle visit; Bessie Surtees House Jacobean architecture provides the backdrop to the romantic tale of young Bessie Surtees, daughter of Aubone Surtees, a wealthy Banker, who escaped through a window of this house to elope with John Scott, son of a coal fitter, whom her father didn’t approve of.  Scott later became theContinue reading “Nights and Days on the Toon (Newcastle) Bessie Surtees House”