John Marley Centre, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne

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    "This lovely art deco building was built in 1936 as a secondary school, closed in 1992 and reopened in 1994 as part of Newcastle college, with local boy Mark Knopfler doing the honours. It was named after Sir John Marley who defended the King's interest in the town during the Civil War and later became Mayor. During the 1644 Siege of Newcastle the Scots, in taking the town for Parliament, threatened to destroy the tower of St. Nicholas Church with cannon-fire to quell resistance. Sir John Marley proceeded to place Scottish prisoners within the structure to save its very existence - and save it he did!" Photo by hayley green, 2009, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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