NZ2464 : Blackie Boy, Groat Market

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Blackie Boy, Groat Market
Blackie Boy, Groat Market
The Black Boy Inn was a favourite watering hole of Thomas Bewick, after a hard day's engraving, and the venue for Swarleys Debating Club, named after the proprietor, of which he was a part. There is a painting of the group by the illustrator, Ron Embleton, on the pub web site here LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
There is a photo of the pub from 2008 here NZ2464 : The Black Boy Inn, and others from 1966 and 1995 here LinkExternal link LinkExternal link
Today the name seems politically incorrect but it is thought to refer to a blacksmith's shop previously on the site from which ale was sold from a tap in the back yard. The pub was built in the early C18th then rebuilt in 1889 following a partial collapse.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2489 6404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2218N 1:36.7639W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2490 6405
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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