Add This
106 Beach Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2NE, UK
0191 456 6088 / 07842 070 700
+44 191 456 6088 / +44 7842 070 700

 
www.anniesguesthouse.co.uk

Jun 252013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland National Glass Centre To Reopen

The National Glass Centre Liberty Way Sunderland SR6 0GL

The National Glass Centre on Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL is set to re-open this weekend following its six month closure for a £2.2 million refurbishment. From this weekend visitors can see new exhibitions, special events and family friendly activities including hands-on arts and crafts activities, themed tours and treasure hunts and free glass-blowing demonstrations. A new permanent exhibition “Stories of Glass in Sunderland” will also be unveiled tracing the history of glass-making in Sunderland from the 7th century. The new gallery spaces will also host a wide range of international exhibitions, presenting the work of leading contemporary artists in glass and ceramics.

The National Glass Centre in Sunderland’s re-launch on Saturday 29th June is part of the Festival of the North East and the film below courtesy of North East Film Archive (NEFA) features craftsman glass blowers at the Wear Flint Glass Works in Sunderland in the 1960s.

Sunderland’s glass making tradition dates back to 674 when French and Italian glaziers were invited over by the Anglo-Saxon abbot Benedict Biscop and made the windows for the Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Priory. The Wear Flint Glass Works shown in the video above was launched in 1858 by Angus and Greener, with ownership passing to James Augustus Jobling in 1885. Jobling and Co. enjoyed great success from 1921 when Jobling Purser purchased the right to manufacture and market the PYREX brand heat resistant glassware from the American firm Corning Inc. Few people outside the north east realise that each item of desirable and durable PYREX domestic glass ware, with designs such as Gaeity, Snowflake, Matchmaker, Fiesta and Tally-Ho hunting for Ringtons, found in every British kitchen after World War II, originated in Sunderland with Joblings. Corning Glass took control of the Pyrex factory in 1973. The business was again sold to Newell Ltd in 1994 and then to Arc International. But in 2007 production moved to France, and commercial glass manufacture ended in Sunderland after hundreds of years. The region’s few remaining glass craftsmen now practice their art in the workshops of the National Glass Centre, close to the site of the original Monkwearmouth priory.

A video of current glass blowing at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland can be seen in the video below.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near The National Glass Centre on Liberty Way in Sunderland SR6 0GL our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. We are approximately 15 minutes drive from the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.


See Our Bedrooms Read Our Reviews See Our Breakfast Menu

Check Room Prices & Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

May 232013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > #35 Bus

Go North East #35 'Laser' Bus

We’ve updated the website today to include the latest Go North East #35 bus service timetable that comes into effect from 2nd June 2013. This bus runs along Westoe Road and Fowler Street at the bottom of our street in South Shields and departs every ten minutes taking passengers to and from South Shields, Sunderland, University of Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Houghton-le-Spring. You can see the latest #35 bus timetable here…


See Our Bedrooms Read Our Reviews See Our Breakfast Menu

Check Room Prices & Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

May 232013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Gateshead > Blog: Trinity Square In Gateshead Opens

Trinity Square Health Centre in Gateshead

Gateshead’s Trinity Square £150m redevelopment officially opened today boasting a new Tesco Extra supermarket, seven screen Vue cinema, five new bars and restaurants, shops, a 15,000 sq ft NHS Primary Care Centre, student accommodation and 27,000 square feet of office space in the 240,000 square feet site.

Trinity Square was previously the “Get Carter” car park which was demolished in 2010, an indoor market and a former Tesco store – the new one is three times the size of it’s predecessor.

A video about the redevelopment can be seen on our YouTube channel

If you’re looking for Trinity Square hotel accommodation our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. We are approximately 15 mins travel time from the development via Tyne and Wear Metro (public transport).


See Our Bedrooms Read Our Reviews See Our Breakfast Menu

Check Room Prices & Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

May 222013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Sandhaven Beach Awarded Blue Flag For 2013

Sandhaven Beach South Shields

Sandhaven beach at the bottom of the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields has again been awarded Keep Britain Tidy’s Blue Flag award for 2013 in recognition of it meeting the highest international standard of water quality. Sandhaven beach is one of only four North East beaches to receive the award this year. The other North East beaches to receive the Blug Flag award were Tynemouth Longsands, King Edwards Bay and Whitley Bay.

Additionally Sandhaven beach received a Seaside Award in acknowledgement of its facilities and litter-free and safe environment. Across the country, 55 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag, while 113 picked up the new Seaside Award.

This year, the Blue Flag entrants had to meet an even stricter water quality standard to qualify for the coveted, globally recognised award.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Sandhaven beach in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking.


See Our Bedrooms Read Our Reviews See Our Breakfast Menu

Check Room Prices & Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

May 182013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: City of Sunderland College Bede Campus

City of Sunderland College Bede Centre Durham Road Sunderland

A £22 million programme of improvements to City of Sunderland College has begun at Bede Campus on Durham Road, Sunderland, SR3 4AH. The investment will mean students at Bede Campus will have some of the best facilities in the UK and will include a sports science laboratory, fitness suites, a treatment room, a four court sports hall and studios for dance, drama, music, media and photography.

If you’re looking for City of Sunderland College, Bede Campus hotel accommodation our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. You can catch the 35 bus service from the bottom of the street from our bed and breakfast direct to Durham Road in Sunderland the location of Sunderland College’s Bede campus.


See Our Bedrooms Read Our Reviews See Our Breakfast Menu

Check Room Prices & Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

© Annie's Guest House 2014