2009

NZ2064 : John Marley Centre, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

taken 15 years ago, near to Blaydon, Gateshead, England

John Marley Centre, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne
John Marley Centre, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne
This lovely art deco building was built in 1936 as a secondary school, closed in 1992 and reopened in 1994 as part of Newcastle college, with local boy Mark Knopfler doing the honours.

It was named after Sir John Marley who defended the King's interest in the town during the Civil War and later became Mayor. During the 1644 Siege of Newcastle the Scots, in taking the town for Parliament, threatened to destroy the tower of St. Nicholas Church with cannon-fire to quell resistance. Sir John Marley proceeded to place Scottish prisoners within the structure to save its very existence - and save it he did!

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Category: College
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · John Marley Centre [4] Other Photos: · John Marley Centre, Whickham View, Benwell ·
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NZ2064, 38 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
hayley green   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 29 August, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 201 646 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5851N 1:41.2505W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 202 647
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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