Tuesday, 24 February 2009
899 - The Belvedere, Saturday
Some beautiful photos from Saturday night, here on Dave Armstrong's blog, and here on Sid Smith's. Mine are from earlier in the evening, before the sky got all apocalyptic. The light picked the buildings on Whitley Bay High Street out in gold leaf. This is of the Belvedere.
I dug around a little (a very little) and found a thread on a genealogy site which mentioned that the Belvedere is built on the plot on which Whitley House once stood. The grounds of Whitley House are, remember, where Whitley's Great Ox grazed.
The thread is worth checking out if you're interested in local families and contains one or two nuggets about the buildings on the street.