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Original Text (Annotation: EAW010661 / 2029915)

' The old long gone Ballast Hill. In the old days ships came to get coal, but had to have ballast (sand/gravel) in them to stabilise them. So it was dumped over many years, forming these hills on both sides of the Tyne. In WW2 the army had guns ontop of the hill.Photos on my website '