Findings – Blaydon

I am enjoying how each journey reveals fresh historical nuggets, I always have an eye out tempest stfor utility covers but, has anyone else spotted Smith Patterson bollards (replete with ‘Blaydon’ stamp)? This lovely example is on Tempest Street.

Whilst not everyone is looking for inspiration in the same places as me, there is a shared fascination with the history of the district which shines through in workshops and talks. Everyone is taken up with the library’s OS maps from the last 150 years, poring over them, magnifiers in hand, following the bursts of growth: streets following industries spidering across the landscape.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

About karenrann

Karen is a visual artist drawn to working from a sense of place
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  1. Pingback: Windows onto the Past – Blaydon | Traces of Place

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