Gallery · Newcastle and North East

The Lost Buildings of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Why did Newcastle lose one quarter to a third of its architectural heritage in the post-war years? A simple answer is often given: T. Dan Smith, Labour leader of the City Council (1960-1965), not only destroyed significant portions of our architectural heritage for political reasons but did so while lining his own pockets. But as… Continue reading The Lost Buildings of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Images of the Old Odeon Interior

It was revealed a few weeks back that the demolition of Newcastle’s Old Odeon will begin in November 2016. Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on the fate of the building which you can read here. At the time of writing, the building’s future looked bleak: we knew that the cinema would be demolished but we did… Continue reading Images of the Old Odeon Interior

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A Few Views from the Tyneside Cinema Roof

Yesterday, I was frantically trying to take the perfect photo of the crumbling Old Paramount Theatre (also known as the Old Odeon) on Pilgrim St. for a forthcoming blog post on this site, from Pilgrim St., Blackett St. and High Friar Lane, but unfortunately could never get quite the right angle (this will be obvious from… Continue reading A Few Views from the Tyneside Cinema Roof