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Re: Exhibition Park Newcastle
As far as I am aware, Wylam Brewery still occupy the old Palace of Art, one of the last surviving structures of the 1929 East Coast Exhibition (southern end of Town Moor, behind the Hancock Museum).
I was taken to the 'palace' on many occasions as a child, by which time it had become a Science Museum. I always remember the 'Turbinia' which could be viewed from the outside through a huge window. Then there was an old locomotive which I was told was the 'Puffing Billy' but I think it may have been 'Locomotion'. I often wonder where it ended up.
There were some of the most superb ship models, many of which are now part of the Discovery Museum collections. I also remember the workshop of a man called Bewick being set up in there.
The last time I went there was in the 1980s when it was full of ex WW2 military vehicles owned by members of the Military Vehicle Conservation Group. During that time I restored three military vehicles and operated them at various gatherings.
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