Archive for the tag 'St Mary’s Cathedral'

The church was built in the 1840s to a neo-Gothic design by architect August Welby Pugin, famous for his work on the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. It was paid for by halfpenny donations from the poorest community of immigrants on Tyneside, and was enhanced in the following decades by bequests from the Dunn family [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2015

I awoke abruptly at 1am in the morning to the sound of what I soon realized was the fire alarm going off. We both leaped out of bed just as the alarm stopped ringing so I returned to bed and when I was satisfied it was a false alarm I went back to sleep. I [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2015

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!
St. Catherine of Sienna

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2015