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Many thanks for the comments /votes on my last upload, a lot of members asked about the watch house behind the sun worshippers well I thought I would give it a view on it's own.

The Grade II-listed Watch House has been the HQ of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade since the 19th Century The Watch House was built in 1887.The Brigade Watch House Museum is packed full of fascinating and unique artefacts of the Brigade's history, ranging from the Ship's bell from one of the Shipwrecks that led to the creation of the Brigade in 1864 to a picture of Her Majesty The Queen visiting the Brigade in October 2005. Furthermore behind every picture and relic is a captivating story about how it links into both the Brigade's past and present role as a Voluntary Life Brigade on the North Tyneside Coastline.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Unknown
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:I'm watching you 24/7
Username:JohnChambersPhotography JohnChambersPhotography
Uploaded:5 Mar 2013 - 9:21 AM
Tags:Architecture, Photo journalism
Votes:28

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 10:27 AM

That wasn't Billy and Kath (the curator & wife) in your previous was it? Smile Due for a lick of paint this year by the look of it, John.

Dave

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barbarahirst
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5 Mar 2013 - 10:58 AM

Fancy that......matching cars as a bonus......

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Quote: That wasn't Billy and Kath (the curator & wife) in your previous was it? Smile Due for a lick of paint this year by the look of it, John.

Dave

I dont know Dave I think it was just people enjoying the sun. but it could have been!!. It's getting done this year so I believe a complete make over so I'm told.


THE historic home of a lifesaving charity is set for a major revamp.

The Grade II-listed Watch House has been the HQ of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade since the 19th Century.

The site, which includes a museum at Spanish Battery, in Tynemouth, is in need of renovation and proposals have been put together to carry out a string of improvements.

If the project is approved, a new educational space could be created inside, better kitchen and toilet accommodation would be provided, and external cladding will be improved. The building would also be rewired.

The plans have been lodged with North Tyneside Council. However, sources of funding are still being explored. It is estimated the refurbishment could cost around 600,000.

John

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danbrann
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5 Mar 2013 - 12:22 PM

A super pic and a great Narrative John. Is always nice to get some info especially if you area lazy sod like me and cannot be bothered to look it up.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 12:34 PM

Admiral Collingwood watches the watchers too.
I too like your photo and narrative. I've never seen this so close up. I'll put it on the list!
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Bill

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rayme330
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5 Mar 2013 - 1:04 PM

Fine capture, John.

Ray

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leontari
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5 Mar 2013 - 2:26 PM

A wonderful capture and interesting information!
Effrossini

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franken
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5 Mar 2013 - 2:52 PM

Interesting building John.

Ken

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taggart
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5 Mar 2013 - 2:56 PM

I like the colors of this old place-- Quite interesting!

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TrevBatWCC
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5 Mar 2013 - 3:06 PM

A fine looking old building, nice to see places like this preserved Smile
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5 Mar 2013 - 3:53 PM

Nice crisp documentary shot of the establishment, captured in bright sun and with a good balance of sunlit and shaded areas, John.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
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5 Mar 2013 - 5:21 PM


Quote: Fancy that......matching cars as a bonus......

And a very grand chimney it hasGrin
You can trust me to say something daftWinkTongue
Diane

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5 Mar 2013 - 5:48 PM

Superb capture with lovely light and shadow John
Jim

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5 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

I presume the two small 'turrets' on the roof once housed bells, John? Though what their purpose was...
A truly fine old bbuilding. Good to see that it has survived so long.

Malc

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LynneJoyce
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5 Mar 2013 - 6:24 PM

An excellent architectural shot.

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nonur
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5 Mar 2013 - 7:12 PM

The watchman of the watch house, what an interesting building and story. A great shot with lovely light.

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