Buddha.jpg Here is a very colorful statue of a sitting Buddha that was stumbled upon. The colors of the sturcture and the size of Buddha really make this a unique foto. I have one of these printed and hangin on my wall above my computer. Although I am not buddhist, I still take great pride in learning about other religions and celebrating their artificats like this.
Middle Street.jpg Middle Street - This passage from Thomas Fordyce's Local Records for 4 September 1839: It having been determined to erect the Com Market, on the ground occupied by the Middle-Street, Newcastle, about July this year, the old houses were removed, and on the above day the foundation stone was laid by the Mayor, T. E. Headlam, esq , in the presence of the Sheriff and most of the subscribers. The new building having been completed, it was occupied by the farmers for the first time, on Saturday the 31st of August, 1839. The architects were Messrs. John and Benjamin Green.