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Posted by Mac Cummings on July 27, 2021, 19:25:11Edited by administrator Admin2 July 27, 2021, 19:32:04
I was never aware of this wonderful building on the corner of Westgate Rd and Orchard St in Newcastle despite working about 100 yards from it for 5 or 6 years. Goodness knows how often I passed it!!
Thanks to my nightly check in to BBC NE Newcastle I am now enlightened.
My place of work was just one of a number of classical building in that part of the city.
In its previous life it was the North East Institute of Mining.
Did Norman and others with a mining background know about it I wonder?
All my 19c forbears were miners (and some into the 20c) and yet I was ignorant of the building until 20 minutes ago.
It is just opposite the once wonderful Union Club which I think is now a bar.
Recommended Local History websites.