A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England
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The Ben Lomond in Grange Street, Jarrow benefits from this fabulous Victorian architecture, a testament to the town’s workmanship and heritage as a shipbuilding centre in the last century.
Written by curly
August 30, 2007 at 12:01 am
Posted in Buildings, Colour, Jarrow
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That’s a very grand building. I wonder what it was before it became a pub?
August 30, 2007 at 8:06 am
I wonder if my grandad ever had a pint in there?. On my mothers birth certificate, he is an Iron ship caulker, sounds like a nasty job, nowonder he died young in his forties in 1922. They lived in Breamish St, Jarrow at that time.
August 30, 2007 at 8:13 am
That whole thing is a pub?
Holly cow. How many can get in there at one time.
The photograph is striking and I came because I did suspect it was your city hall or seat of government.
August 30, 2007 at 10:50 am
buildings were works of art then there just wooden boxes these days :O}
August 30, 2007 at 2:47 pm
Lovely building, can’t say I recall it though. Between the lines, Jarrow does have some wonderful architecture, of course the Town Hall is a grand old building too and I suppose this pub is probably just down the road from there. Let’s have more of these kind of shots please, they’re a joy!
August 30, 2007 at 7:10 pm
I used to drink in here when it was The Viking – it was my first “local” from (slightly before) the age of 18. It had two bars back then, and when they converted and updated it they opened upstairs as well. I still pop in when I’m visiting, but now my stomping ground is Eastbourne, so that’s not very often. I have only just discovered this site, and I have spent most of the evening checking out the photos and feeling very homesick! Keep up the good work.
February 9, 2008 at 9:06 pm
Hi C, I get homesick too! Enjoy the site…
February 10, 2008 at 12:38 am
Hi, this is a lovely pic of the ben lomand, i work there now and its a really big old building and a really nice place to be, any memories anyone??
October 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm
I remember this clearly, the day the Jarrow Marches, were assembled ouside this Grand building, with Ellen Wilkinson in the lead,I was 10 yrs old (I am now 83).although I!ve travelled a great deal since then Jarrow has a special place in my heart.
October 28, 2009 at 11:37 pm
I am from a big family from Blackett Street, and i know my dad and his brother had thier first pint in the Ben Lomond in the 50’s, Jarrow. My uncle Harry went along with Ellen Wilinkonson along the first few miles on the Jarrow March which you can see on his obituary in Carlisle. Proud to be a Jarrovian
March 1, 2010 at 1:46 am
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