EPW019830 ENGLAND (1927). Saltwell Park, Gateshead, 1927

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Title [EPW019830] Saltwell Park, Gateshead, 1927
Reference EPW019830
Date October-1927
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Place name GATESHEAD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 425445, 561104
Longitude / Latitude -1.6027411551014, 54.943867156295
National Grid Reference NZ254611

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Saltwell Towers

history group
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 09:18:26 PM

User Comment Contributions

The description of this image has been produced by the group. To listen to an audio of this description as well as some of the participants' personal memories inspired by the image, watch the video below.



This picture shows Saltwell Park in Gateshead. The land was bought by Gateshead Corporation in 1876. The picture shows Saltwell Towers in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. It was built as the home of William Wailes, a stained glass designer. Joseph Shipley later lived there. Saltwell Towers was a museum, and is now the park centre and tea room. At the bottom of the picture in the middle is the octagonal bowling green. Just to the right of this is the aviary. At the top of the picture in the middle is the park lake and more bowling greens. On the very edge of the picture, at the bottom left, the edge of the maze can be seen. To the right of Saltwell Towers there are the geometric patterns of flower beds. It is a lovely park.

Sandra Brauer
Monday 9th of September 2013 04:23:40 PM
Here is an audio of the image's description below, produced by blind and partially sighted users of Sight Service Gateshead during a partnership project with Britain from Above. Speaker is Dr Dorothy Hamilton, project lead.

Sandra Brauer
Friday 30th of August 2013 11:17:20 AM
This picture shows Saltwell Park in Gateshead. The land was bought by Gateshead Corporation in 1876. The picture shows Saltwell Towers in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. It was built as the home of William Wailes, a stained glass designer. Joseph Shipley later lived there. Saltwell Towers was a museum, and is now the park centre and tea room. At the bottom of the picture in the middle is the octagonal bowling green. Just to the right of this is the aviary. At the top of the picture in the middle is the park lake and more bowling greens. On the very edge of the picture, at the bottom left, the edge of the maze can be seen. To the right of Saltwell Towers there are the geometric patterns of flower beds. It is a lovely park.

Bensham group.

history group
Thursday 28th of February 2013 02:37:36 PM