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    Default Private Library in Newcastle (Live)


    Dear All,



    Sorry I've not been on here much lately we've been busy with the birth of our baby daughter and potty training our three year old so I've not had many opportunities to get out and about exploring. Recently though I got the chance to assist my father to lower some hanging projection screens in the private library that he's a member (and former president) of in Newcastle Upon Tyne. My father being one of the more spritely in the crowd (and being a generally hands on type of guy) gets a lot of the heavy lifting or acrobatic jobs the library requires, which in all honesty suits him just fine.

    So anyway we had to lower these screens down to ground level which involved rigging up and getting into the attic area and I couldn't resist tagging along to give him a hand and to get some pictures. I make no apologies for not being a super photographer like some on the forum but I try my best with what I have (Sony Cybershot DSC-H20) and I hope you all enjoy looking at some of the pictures I got.

    The perspective really doesn't do the height we were working at any justice at all, I was glad to be clipped on!

    Beautiful Stained glass windows in the hall:


    Access into attic area:


    The attic above the library hall:


    Here's me clipped on lurking by one of the windows above the hall.


    Don't trip!

    (Don't worry climbers the blue nylon rope was only to tie the hatch open, not load bearing!)

    Trying (and failing!) to get some perspective:


    Stuck my hand through the hatch and snapped this of the arches:


    WW2 Era sandbags in case of incendiary device attack. There were many of these scattered around up in the attic space and also some metal bin lids which I'm told were to place over the top of incendiary bombs that hadn't quite gone off right (didn't get any pics of those yet):


    After we got the job done we went up on the roof because why not:


    A rare perspective of Newcastle:


    On the way down I spotted some old newspaper bits and a few old cigarette packets, the newspaper was a Daily Herald dated Tuesday June 30 1959, not too many people have been up in the attic since then so I'm glad I took the opportunity!


    Thanks for looking!
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    nothing better than a mooch in the attic :) all the great places i worked in years ago.pity i never thought to take pictures of them.i always left my name and date though :)
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    What a beautiful building, and good photos too, thank you!

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    Good stuff that thanks for sharing looks like the Lit and Phil if i'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    Good stuff that thanks for sharing looks like the Lit and Phil if i'm not mistaken.
    Next door :)
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    Sweet! Nice rooftop shots!! :)
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    That's rather nice.
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    You got some cracking shots there.

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    Something different, good stuff.
    In a surreal world it all makes sense


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