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By JohnChambersPhotography
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.

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 Mar 2013 10:27AM
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.


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5 Mar 2013 10:58AM
Fancy that......matching cars as a bonus......

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.


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.

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
5 Mar 2013 12:22PM
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.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 12:34PM
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!
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 1:04PM
Fine capture, John.

5 Mar 2013 2:26PM
A wonderful capture and interesting information!
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
5 Mar 2013 2:52PM
Interesting building John.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
5 Mar 2013 2:56PM
I like the colors of this old place-- Quite interesting!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Mar 2013 3:06PM
A fine looking old building, nice to see places like this preserved Smile
Trev Smile
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Mar 2013 3:53PM
Nice crisp documentary shot of the establishment, captured in bright sun and with a good balance of sunlit and shaded areas, John.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 5:21PM

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

And a very grand chimney it hasGrin
You can trust me to say something daftWinkTongue
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 5:48PM
Superb capture with lovely light and shadow John
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
5 Mar 2013 6:07PM
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.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2013 6:24PM
An excellent architectural shot.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
5 Mar 2013 7:12PM
The watchman of the watch house, what an interesting building and story. A great shot with lovely light.

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