The Buddle

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    "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 reputation as one of the most distinctive and innovative arts facilities in the North East. When the centre closed in October 2008, it brought to an end the latest phase of a history stretching back more than 130 years. The building was originally commissioned by the Wallsend School Board and completed in 1876. It was officially opened as the Buddle Board Schools on 30th July 1877 by Addison Potter, chairman of the School Board, with a large playground, separate wings extending from a main hall, outside toilet blocks, and Headmaster's and Caretaker's houses. The school is typical of many at the time - an imposing, single-storey, Gothic sandstone building. It was designed by Tyneside-based architect John Johnstone..."
  • Owner

    North Tyneside Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 12 months ago
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