…The New Coastguard Station.

The Old Coastguard Station

The new coastguard station was built in 1980 and closed in 2001 due to advancing technology.  BBC News reporting 28th September 2001:

Coastguard responsibilities for the North East pass to Humberside on Friday with the closure of the Tyne Tees station at Tynemouth.

New digital equipment has been installed at a station in Bridlington, which will monitor the waters from Berwick to the Humber estuary.

The closure is the third to take place as part of a national restructuring.

Objectors have said the closure could put lives at risk, but Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) officials said the new equipment will improve communcations.

Tynemouth Station is a familiar site to local people, perched on cliff tops next to the ancient Tynemouth Priory.

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2013

4 Responses to “Tynemouth Priory and Castle…”

  1. I know here in states lot depends on population and the average income of the people in area. Which makes a big different on what technology come in.

    Coffee is on

  2. J_on_tour says:

    Strange & sad how a building as modern as this has a function of just 21 years.