Balmbra's Music Hall

  • Description

    "Aw went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon, Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon; Aw tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden, Away we went alang Collingwood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon" First performed on this site by Geordie Ridley on 5 June 1862 Altogether now.... Oh...." > Public house and music-hall. 1902 by A. Stockwell; originally the 'Carlton' P.H. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Ground floor has recessed entrance at right, curved window with slender pilasters at left. Bracketed ground-floor entablature. Upper floors have narrow sashes in end bays, paired sashes in centre, all in architraves; pediments above first-floor end windows and end pilasters. Dentils to these and to central window cornice. Top dentilled cornice breaks forward over panelled end pilasters. Similar short pilasters with ball finials flank pedimented shaped gable containing keyed roundel. False segmental broken pediment, with central ball finial, below roundel. Steeply-pitched roof has corniced end chimneys. Historical note: this building replaced the 'Wheatsheaf' P.H., which was owned by one Balmbra in the mid C19 and was the setting for the first performance of the song 'The Blaydon Races' in which it is mentioned.
  • Owner

    Pete Reed
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2015-08-05T13:15:59
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