Newcastle Sketchbook

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View looking North from Long Sands beach.

 

The Coastguard Station was completed in 1980 and closed in 2002. It is in the same enclosure as the very ancient Priory, which is managed by English Heritage. I asked in the English Heritage office about the Coastguard Station. She asked what did I want to know. “Who designed it, for example,” I said. She didn’t know.
“I’ve never been asked that question before,” she said.

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The Coastguard station on the land of Tynemouth Priory.
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We went across the Tyne on a ferry, I tried to do a few quick sketches on the move. 1st October 2017

We stayed at “Tynemouth 61”. Here is the view from the Dickens Room.
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In the Laing Gallery I drew some measuring vessels. Quart, pint, half-pint. The pots are painted with dark green and brown paint, very highly glazed. A black line and blue stripe at the top.

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From the Laing Gallery “Northern Spirit” collection, 2pm 30th Sept 2017

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