I’ve been through to Newcastle in NE England today with my other half. While she was busy with what we went through there for, I took myself off for a walk to Leazes Park and then over to St. James’ Park – the home of Newcastle United.
- These photos were captured on my mobile phone
At Leazes Park you can walk around the tranquil lake; escape the hustle and bustle and feed the ducks. Leazes Park is the oldest green space in Newcastle and has been restored to its former glory following painstaking research into its original design. New features included the reintroduction of ornate gateways and boundary railings, substantial tree planting, the restoration of the lake and a memorial garden.
Beyond the lake is the football ground of Newcastle United. From domestic football triumphs and nights of European glory, to painful relegation and derby disappointments, the Toon Army have been through the mill, and back, over the last 126 years. St James’ Park has been the home ground of Newcastle United since 1892 and has been used for football since 1880.
Just outside of the football stadium is a statue of Jackie Milburn – otherwise known as Wor Jackie. He was the second highest goal scorer in the history of Newcastle United having scored 177 goals in 353 appearances at the club, and is rightly celebrated for his achievements. The tough centre-forward was a fan favourite for many years, for his humility off the field and prowess on the pitch.