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Henges, standing stones and stone circles – they’re ritual monuments from the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age period when Britain’s population experienced a huge change. That change was due to a huge influx of people coming to the British Isles
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Newcastle’s Quayside has a huge amount of history and heritage behind it. We’ll start here by going right back to the stone age. As the ice age ended, enormous amounts of glacial meltwater cascaded down what we now know as the Tyne Valley, channelling the landscape as it went. Sacrifices in the River Tyne During...
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Beneath the iconic Dean Street in Newcastle flows a little-known river.  The Lort Burn. The burn starts in two locations in the heart of Newcastle. The first tributary of the Lort Burn is the Victorian boating lake in Leazes Park which is one of the springs that sources the burn. The second tributary is where...
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Grainger Town in Newcastle Upon Tyne is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in Britain today. Built during the 1830s, it is one of the largest urban centres to be named after a single person – Richard Grainger. Richard Grainger’s young life Ramsay, James; Richard Grainger (1797-1861); Laing Art Gallery; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/richard-grainger-17971861-36822 Richard Grainger...
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Earl Grey’s Monument sits at the heart of Newcastle and is a place where people gather, meet friends and thousands of people come through the Monument area every single day. In years gone by, this was a very different location from what you see today. In the past, the location wouldn’t have been much different...
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Every schoolchild knows the events of 1066 but what happened next here in the north east? As the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings approaches, Alex Iles investigates.
Every schoolchild knows the events of 1066 but what happened next here in the north east? As the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings approaches, Alex Iles investigates.
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Alex Iles delves into the history of Newcastle and is inspired by three notable entrepreneurs
Alex Iles delves into the history of Newcastle and is inspired by three notable entrepreneurs
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Illustration from ralph Gardner’s ‘England’s Grievance’ showing the execution of witches
As halloween approaches, alex iles explores some gory and grisly events from the history of newcastle and north east England.
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