Bridges Over the River Tyne~part 2

Part 1 HERE After crossing to the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge we walked down to get on to the High Level Bridge, along the way stopping to take some photo’s of ‘the sights’ ­čÖé The Central is a four-storey, wedge-shaped, mid-Victorian building, designed in 1856 by local architect M Thompson. It was built as commercial premises for Alderman Potts, a wine merchant; it became a hotel around 1890 then was refitted in the early 1900s.┬áVarious alterations were made to the pub in the 1950s and again in the 1980s, mostly of an unsympathetic and almost crude nature, but…