Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend


Buddle Arts Centre is located on Station Road in Wallsend. The building was originally Buddle School or Wallsend Board Schools (for juniors and infants), completed in 1876 and officially opened on the 30th July 1877 by Addison Potter, chairman of the Wallsend School Board.[1] This was established following the Elementary Education Act of 1870 which provided elementary schooling for the working classes. The school was built on a site close to the recently closed 'C' pit and named after John Buddle, a notable Wallsend figure who was manager of Wallsend Colliery and who contributed to the improvement of safety underground. In 1884 two extra classrooms were built onto the boys and girls wings. Later the school was extended with a science wing, workshop, and 2 prefab classrooms. [2] The school was closed in 1974 and became the Buddle Arts Centre in 1977, which itself closed in 2008 with rennovation planned in 2013.

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The Buddle Arts Centre

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The Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend

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Tyne and Wear HER(5474): Wallsend, Station Road, Buddle Schools
- "The Buddle School or Wallsend Board Schools (for juniors and infants) were built in the mid 1870s, following the Elementary Education Act of 1870 which provided elementary education for the ...

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BUDDLE ARTS CENTRE - Wallsend - List Entry
- "Schools, now library store and arts centre. 1876 by J. Johnstone in competition for Wallsend Schools Board. Snecked sandstone with ashlar plinth, quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roof with decorative ...

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The Buddle
- "For 27 years, the Buddle Arts Centre in Wallsend was North Tyneside's community arts and creative industries resource - the arts development hub of the borough - and gained a deserved ...

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Scheme under way to restore former Buddle Arts Centre in Wallsend
- Article by Sonia Sharma, Chronicle Live 11th Jan 2014. "Efforts are underway to bring the Buddle Art Centre in Wallsend back to life following its closure in 2008. A former ...

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