Some photos from this morning: exploring the heritage of Benwell in Newcastle. This is part of a community partnership project I am supporting to improve Hodgkin Park, working with HealthWORKS, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Newcastle City Council, The Rise, Friends of Hodgkin Park, Bridgewater School and others.
Benwell, previously one of the most sought after locations in the north east, has a rich and varied heritage but the villages, fine houses and green spaces have now largely been ‘swallowed up’ by the expansion of the city. The Benwell of 100+ years ago is almost unrecognisable today. Discovering the past this morning was fascinating.