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jesmond dene

3 Jul, 2008


I like the sculpture. I didn't know what Jesmond Dene was, so I looked it up :)
Wikipedia says:
Jesmond Dene is a public park in the east end of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is a narrow steep sided valley through which flows a watercourse known as the Ouse Burn, the word "dene" meaning a valley in the Northumbrian dialect.

The park was first laid out by William George Armstrong and his wife during the 1860s. The design is intended to reflect a rural setting, with woodland, crags, waterfalls and pools. It is now owned by Newcastle City Council.

The (now closed to traffic) iron constructed Armstrong Bridge spans the Dene and is host to a crafts fair every Sunday morning. The building of a replacement road and tunnel, The Cradlewell By-pass, was the subject of a road protest camp around 1993, due to the destruction of many 200 year old trees.[1]

Jesmond Dene also contains a free entry petting zoo known as "Pets' Corner", which has been a popular family attraction since the 1960s.

11 Jul, 2008


thats where the statue is, in pets corner. its a lovely walk whatever the season.

12 Jul, 2008

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