2015

NZ2563 : Commemorative seats below Tyne Bridge

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Commemorative seats below Tyne Bridge
Commemorative seats below Tyne Bridge
Seats are dedicated to the memory of the Quayside Company of the 9th and 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, a company drawn from shopkeepers and city clerks, raised by the Joint Chambers of Commerce of Newcastle and Gateshead in September 1914. Many lost their lives on the Somme battlefield. A plaque and commemorative bench to the 16th battalion had previously been unveiled in July 2015 in the village of Authuille, close to the Somme battlefields in France.

Two more seats on the Gateshead side are dedicated to the 18th and 19th battalions, the Tyneside Pioneers.

The black metal benches depicting a wartime scene of soldiers heading into battle, along with red painted poppies were supplied by Memorial Benches Company, owned by David Ogilvie Engineering Ltd., of Kilmarnock, Scotland LinkExternal link Similar benches have been installed in many sites around Scotland and England.

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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2015 · Great War Centenary Automatic Clusters: · Bridge [977] · Tyne [728] · Gateshead [591] · Newcastle [522] · Tyne Bridge [389] ·
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NZ2563, 2010 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 23 December, 2015
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2525 6381 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0967N 1:36.4277W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 25253 63809
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