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Aug 312013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Haven Point

The new swimming pool and leisure complex Haven Point on Pier Parade, South Shields, NE33 2JS is now comfirmed to be opening in October.

Haven Point leisure centre will contain a 25-metre competition pool, an 18-metre learner pool – both with adjustable floors. The learner pool will also include leisure areas including flumes, sprays, bubble pools and water play. Also inside will be a sauna and steam room, gym, two dance studios, a rooftop gallery/terrace and an amphitheatre.

Haven Point Pier Parade South Shields NE33 2JS Under Construction

The photograph above shows Haven Point swimming pool and leisure complex under construction with Beach Road, South Marine Park and Seaview Terrace in the background.

You can take a look inside Haven Point in the video below…

For more Haven Point South Shields related posts on our blog click here: Haven Point. For more leisure centre related blog posts click here: leisure centre. For more swimming pool related blog posts click here: swimming pool. For more South Shields related blog posts click here: South Shields.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Haven Point on Pier Parade in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.


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Jul 242013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: South Shields Shuttle Bus

A new open top bus service launched on Monday making it quicker and easier for people to travel between South Shields town centre and the sea front over the summer. The flyer for the new bus service can be seen below…

South Shields Shuttle Bus From Town to Beach

An adult single fare is £1.15 or £1.30 for a full journey between the Market and New Crown pub adjacent to Westoe Crown Village at the bottom of Mowbray Road. Child single tickets cost 60p with a Nexus Under 16 card or £1.10 for all day. All concessions and Network Travel tickets are accepted along with all other Stagecoach tickets such as Dayrider, Megarider and Transfers.

The service will run every day during the six weeks holidays until Sunday 1st September, then on weekends up to and including Sunday 3rd November. The bus will also operate daily between 28th October and 3rd November.

The full route of the South Shields shuttle bus is: Church Way, Chapter Row, Keppel Street, Fowler Street, Winchester Street, Anderson Street, Ocean Road, Sea Road before turning at the New Crown pub roundabout at the bottom of Mowbray Road adjacent to Westoe Crown Village. The timetable for the service can be seen and downloaded below.

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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.


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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…


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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).


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