Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour~ Part 3

Part 1 HERE Part 2 HERE

On our way back to Tynemouth metro station I took some more incidental shots, and shots for our clues,


Percy Argyle was the answer to one of our clues 🙂

just flowers

and a fence of course

TLC needed!

On the way back to the station..

Tynemouth Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. It was designed by William Bell and is a Grade II* listed building. As well as serving the Tyne and Wear Metro, it hosts a number of permanent businesses, and a weekly market.  One of the oldest stations on the Tyne and Wear network, Tynemouth Station was opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1882.

Lots of interesting stalls and people

and that’s the end of this report!

We found our murderer 🙂










Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour ~Part 2

Part 1 HERE

Tynemouth Boating lake was made in Victorian times, you can row around it and it’s home to swans and ducks and other watery birds, and as one of our clues was found there I took a few shots , there was a dramatic sky that day!

These chaps run the boat hiring.

Police box 16 which has been up for sale since 2015 and as far as I know is still available!


Part of our quest involved a long walk along the coast, in the picture below you can see South Shields and Herd Groyne lighthouse

a panorama of the same view, these are taken from the Collingwood statue

This chap was a member of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and is taken outside of their museum, he kindly pointed to the clue for us 🙂

Commanding the attention of all shipping on the Tyne is the giant memorial to Lord Collingwood, Nelson’s second-in-command at Trafalgar, who completed the victory after Nelson was killed. Erected in 1845, the monument was designed by John Dobson and the statue was sculpted by John Graham Lough. The figure is some 23 feet (7.0 m) tall and stands on a massive base incorporating a flight of steps flanked by four cannons from The Royal Sovereign – Collingwood’s ship at Trafalgar. That’s Sophie on the steps.


That’s part 2 done, more yet to come, stay tooned 🙂

Fraggle Report~ Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour~part 1~ August 2016

Back in August Sophie got given a Murder Mystery leaflet about Tynemouth.  It involved following clues that would give you a persons name, or something that could be used as a weapon, eliminating the ones we found to be left with the name of the murderer and weapon used.  We had to walk all around Tynemouth to find the clues, took pictures along the way and solved the mystery.  It took us all day and we learned some history too.

Tynemouth’s history dates back to an Iron Age settlement and its strategic position on a headland over-looking the mouth of the Tyne continued to be important through to the Second World War. Its historic buildings, dramatic views and award-winning beaches attract visitors from around the world. The heart of the town, known by residents as “The village”, has popular coffee-shops, pubs and restaurants. It is a prosperous area with comparatively expensive housing stock, ranging from Georgian terraces to Victorian ship-owners’ houses to 1960s “executive homes”.

The clues

We took the metro to get to Tynemouth and there’s always a flea market there on a Sunday, but decided to defer shopping until we’d finished the mystery. We set off looking for our first clue but I couldn’t resist a shot of these pampered pooches on the way out of the station.

then on to our clues..

The former King’s School was named in reference to the three ancient kings buried at Tynemouth Priory: Oswin, Osred and Malcolm III. Its most famous old boy is Stan Laurel, one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Hollywood film director Sir Ridley Scott, and racing driver Jason Plato also attended the school.

also I took incidental shots as we trogged along

The clock tower and drinking fountain was built in 1861 by Oliver and Lamb. Made from polychrome brick and ashlar with lead roofs in the venetian Gothic style. It’s a Grade 2 listed building.

The headland towering over the mouth of the Tyne has been settled since the Iron Age. The Romans occupied it. In the 7th century a monastery was built there and later fortified. The headland was known as PEN BAL CRAG, the place where now stands the Monastery of Tynemouth was anciently called Benebalcrag by the Saxons.
The monastery was sacked by the Danes in 800, rebuilt, and destroyed again in 875, but by 1083 it was again operational.       Three kings are reputed to have been buried within the monastery: Oswin, King of Deira (651); Osred II, King of Northumbria (792); and, for a time, Malcolm III, King of Scots (1093). Three crowns still adorn the North Tyneside coat of arms.   The queens of Edward I and Edward II stayed in the Castle and Priory while their husbands were campaigning in Scotland. King Edward III considered it to be one of the strongest castles in the Northern Marches. After the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Edward II fled from Tynemouth by ship.

A few more ‘parts’ yet to come for this report, stay tooned 🙂

(info from wiki)

Day 227~366

Had a day out with Sophie today, we went to Tynemouth and did a Murder Hunt (like Cluedo meets Treasure Hunt), it’ll be a Fraggle report one day.  So pleased to find this lady along the way, to help with my project. 🙂

Hair colouring is the practice of changing the hair colour. The main reasons for this are cosmetic: to cover gray hair, to change to a colour regarded as more fashionable or desirable, to restore the original hair colour after it has been discoloured by hairdressing processes or sun bleaching. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants.

The development of synthetic dyes for hair is traced to the 1860s discovery of the reactivity of para- phenylenediamine with air. Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. In 1947 the German cosmetics firm Schwarzkopf launched the first home colour product, “Poly Color”. Hair dyeing is now a multibillion dollar industry that involves the use of both plant-derived and synthetic dyes.