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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 11:59 a.m. PST

Although some staining from industrial emissions is present, I took a few pics in Newcastle today showing the colour of Stonework in October, at the start of the period of the year with long nights when the Reavers were most active.

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It may give some idea of the colour of stone buildings in Autumnal lighting in Northumberland.

JimDuncanUK05 Oct 2019 12:32 p.m. PST

The masonry stones would not be so weathered back in the day.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 1:14 a.m. PST

Agreed Jim! I am sure 500 years ago the stones would be much less worn. I imagine the areas where repairs have been made give a truer depiction of how they may have looked in the past.
I was very glad 20 years ago when Newcastle council sandblasted the buildings in the south side of the city…it brought the stonework to life on the Georgian and Edwardian buildings on Grey street especially.

JimDuncanUK06 Oct 2019 11:13 a.m. PST

Ah, Grey Street in Newcastle. I remember going to a nightclub there back in the 70's.

4DJones06 Oct 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

Would that be Grey's Club, Jim?

JimDuncanUK06 Oct 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

Would that be Grey's Club, Jim?

Who knows. It was an alcohol fuelled visit after a football match. Had to drag a mate out before the bouncers did it.

wmyers09 Oct 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

Far different from the usual grey with grey drybrushing.

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