NZ2163 : Hodgkin Park, Benwell

taken 9 years ago, near to Dunston, Gateshead, Great Britain

Hodgkin Park, Benwell
Hodgkin Park, Benwell
View over the snowy south part of the park to the Tyne valley in the vicinity of the MetroCentre. The park was opened in 1899 on land donated by Dr Hodgkin. Newcastle Libraries have a photo of the occasion here LinkExternal link
The houses of Swalwell and Whickham can be seen on the hills above. The Derwent Valley is on the right.
Hodgkin Park, Benwell
Hodgkin Park was donated to the City Council by Thomas Hodgkin in 1899 for the benefit and recreation of local people. The park originally had bowling greens, bandstands and ponds to complement its substantial tree cover. The park is in two parts, bisected by Armstrong Road. The two parts of the park are different in character. Hodgkin Park north is smaller and more secluded and enclosed. The southern park is more open.
Photographs of Newcastle - Hodgkin Park: LinkExternal link
Timmonet - South Benwell: LinkExternal link
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NZ2163, 43 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 November, 2010
Category
Park > Park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2124 6377 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0863N 1:40.1859W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2127 6383
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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