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Any guests staying with us in 2014 and plan on using the Tyne & Wear Metro to travel to/from our guest house in South Shields may want to make a note of the pricing changes that are to take place over the Tyne & Wear Metro system.
From Thursday 2nd January 2014 Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices will be as follows…
A one-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £2.50 to £2.60.
A two-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £3.50 to £3.60.
A three zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £4.40 to £4.50.
A one zone single fare rises from £1.70 to £1.80.
A weekly two zone ticket rises from £14.40 to £14.80.
The following fares guide (updated January 2013) details Tyne and Wear Metro’s ticketing in detail. The 2014 fare guide has yet to be published.
Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Haven Point Leisure Centre To Open In October
The new swimming pool and leisure complex Haven Point on Pier Parade, South Shields, NE33 2RL 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.
The photgraph 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…
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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.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland National Glass Centre To Reopen
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.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland Football Club Owner’s Seaburn Curry
Sunderland Football Club’s billionaire owner Ellis Short visited the Shagorika Indian restaurant on Queen’s Parade in Seaburn, Sunderland, SR6 8DA on Saturday night following Sunderland Football Club’s 1-0 victory earlier that day. The 52 year old American enjoyed a chicken mushuri at the restaurant and surprised it’s owner with a £1,800 tip after his meal.
A news report of the visit is in the video below…
Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland Marathon of The North
The Marathon of The North is a brand new marathon to be held annually in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Sunderland City Council and the organisers of the Sunderland City 10K have scheduled ‘The Marathon Of The North’ to take place on Sunday 28th April 2013. You can see a short video of the Sunderland City 10K here…
The Marathon of the North course starts and finishes at the Stadium of Light on the north bank of the river Wear. After crossing the Wearmouth Bridge, the route follows the first few kilometres of the Sunderland City 10K course. The first half of the race course is on the south side of the river Wear it is predominantly flat with few noticeable gradients and includes a circuit of picturesque Barnes Park. At the halfway mark the route returns back across the Wearmouth Bridge and the last ten miles is run adjacent to the river Wear and Roker and Seaburn beaches.
You can see a map of the Sunderland Marathon Of The North route here…
The Sunderland half-marathon route is shown here…
Finally the Sunderland 10K route can be seen here…
A video of previous running events in Sunderland including the Sunderland City 10K can be seen here…