Tag Archive: South Tyneside

Bede’s World attraction in Jarrow saved from closure

The Venerable Bede

A tourist attraction about the Venerable Bede that closed due to a cash crisis has been saved. Bede’s World – dedicated to the saint and influential scholar – shut last month with trustees blaming government cuts. South Tyneside Council, which owns the land and buildings, has found a new operator to oversee the site. The…

Design firm restores medieval banquet hall

A medieval banquet hall has been restored to its original glory – thanks to a South Tyneside design company. Hebburn-based Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) was appointed by the award-winning Blackfriars eaterie in Newcastle to renovate a 50-seat 13th century banquet hall. The restaurant is one of the oldest dining rooms in the UK, dating back…