Monday, 12 October 2009

Walker

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a flank wall at the end of a row of terrace houses still still displaying the colour scheme of the demolished house next door. This is in the Walker district of Newcastleupon Tyne ; Walker is a relatively poor and run-down residential suburb to the east of the city. Its name derives from the old English Wall and the Viking Norse kjerr meaning marshy woodland So the name means marshy woodland by the wall; with the wall referring to the old Roman Wall which ran through the area on its way to Wallsend (Segedunum.)

2 comments:

  1. It always seems a little sad to see the wallpaper and paint of what used to be the walls of someone's rooms. It reminds you that this was a home that is now gone. The rooms seem so small!

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