Opening of the Civic Centre, Newcastle, 1968


Newcastle Civic Centre by Barras Bridge was completed in 1967 and officially opened by King Olav V of Norway on the 14th November 1968. Two sculputes by David Wynne were commisioned for the opening of the centre ("River God Tyne" and "Swans in Flight").

 

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King Olav Opens New Civic Centre (1968)

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045841:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1969

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046796:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1966

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016014:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1966

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009034:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1960

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016931:'Swans in Flight' sculpture Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1969

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Newcastle Civic Centre, March 1969

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020032:Foundation Stone Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1970

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046800:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1967

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