Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the Assembly Rooms



"In an age when the polite arts by general encouragement and emulation,have advanced to a state of perfection unknown in any former period; the first stone of this edifice, dedicated to the most elegant recreation,was laid by William Lowes, Esq.On the 16th of May, 1774"

From: 'Public buildings: The Assembly Rooms', Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Including the Borough of Gateshead (1827),


Anonymous said...

memories of North of England Music competitions, and playing the recorder!!!!!!!!!!! Was it really 50 years ago?

Michael said...

The weather's improved over there then.
Had a work Christmas party here once. Great building.