These photos were just a fleeting glance, as we passed through this beautiful arcade, on a work related visit to Newcastle. This was back in 2013, and I do remember the day was miserable, cold and raining, but I did manage to take a few photos of a church and the castle. I really liked this Edwardian ‘shopping centre’, and literally as we were walking through, I was pointing and pressing. I would have liked to have spent a little longer, but we were in a hurry, as always.
A little history for you……
This is a triangular building which was originally the commercial exchange, then a subscription newsroom, and later an art gallery, before it was damaged by fires in 1867 and 1901. It was rebuilt in 1906 and the Central Arcade, an elegant Edwardian shopping arcade, was built within the original building. The arcade is known for its glass barrel-vaulted roof and stunning tile work, as well as being home to fine shops. The arcade was designed by Oswald and Son, of Newcastle.