Newcastle upon Tyne

At last, we managed to get away for a few days and we did actually do what we had planned to do for ages, which was to visit the north-east of England starting with Newcastle.

We each had one grandparent who was born in Newcastle, there has always been a lot of toing and froing between that area and Scotland. Men always had to go wherever the work was in the coal mining and shipbuilding industries. The men in our families were the shipbuilding type and ended up settling by the River Clyde near Glasgow and leaving the River Tyne behind.

There are actually four bridges in this photograph.

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