Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
The Watch House is a unique building in the heart of Cullercoats village with an interesting history. It was built as a lookout for ships and fishing boats in distress. We are seeking funding for structural repairs (Phase1 Restoration) and pointing to the outside of the building and internally we need redecoration and we would like to replace a B&Q kitchen area with something more in keeping with the period of when the building was built -1879 (Phase 2 Restoration). The building will be used for photographic and art exhibitions, RNLI displays, and open for local groups to use for poetry reading, craft groups, school visits, mums and toddler groups, in essence a small scale community centre for locals to enjoy.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Restoration of a Grade II listed building for future generations to enjoy. Communal room for local groups and residents at minimal cost and for visitors to enjoy. Create a heritage centre and bring school children in with their teachers to learn about the heritage of the building and of the fishing history of the village.
Steps to get it done:
We are hoping to bring together local residents with similar interests into the building at minimal cost, even if it's only to have a cup of tea and a chat on a regular coffee morning. We already have lots of photographs and artifacts to help create conversations.
About the space
North Tyneside Council
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