NZ2163 : 'Metrolands Arbour' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Dunston, Gateshead, Great Britain

'Metrolands Arbour'  by William Pym, Hodgkin Park
'Metrolands Arbour' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park
The arbour forms the north gate on Armstrong Road to the southern section of Hodgkin Park. It was installed in 1996 as part of a local regeneration programme. The arbour was designed to reflect the style of entrances to the Paris Metro and also refers to Gateshead's MetroCentre, visible across the river from the park NZ2163 : Hodgkin Park, Benwell
Full details about the arbour can be found here LinkExternal link

Just inside the park, the site of the former bowling green used to be laid out with a low level maze of old building stones said to resemble the results of an archaeological dig. This was an art work also called 'Metroland' designed by Simon English for the park restoration in 1996. No sign of it today but there is a photo from the Newcastle Libraries collection here LinkExternal link
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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Date Taken
Friday, 26 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 November, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2125 6395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1833N 1:40.1758W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2125 6395
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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