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An extract from Potts' Descriptive Guide to Tynemouth.
|The Corporation have in recent years done much to improve and beautify Tynemouth. They have adorned the sea-banks, laid out terraces, made walks, provided seats in convenient parts; and of a certainty no place in the kingdom can boast a pure atmosphere, or present a cleaner bill of health. The Duke of Northumberland, at a cost of between £13,000 and £14,000, has caused to be constructed the Grand Parade - a splendid carriage or marine drive from the Grand Hotel to Beverley Terrace, Cullercoats, which has become a favourite promenade for all classes. Tynemouth has now a large, handsome, and commodious railway station with excellent and convenient approaches. A useful, well-adapted building, St. Oswin's Hall, adjoining the Congregational Church, Front Street has been built, where concerts, lectures, and other public entertainments are held. The village possesses a splendid building in the Aquarium, long neglected, but to revive an interest in which praiseworthy efforts are now being made. Excellence is a feature of the pleasure-boats and bathing-machines, and nowhere is the bather and amateur oarsman more assured of immunity from danger than at Tynemouth. There is, on the Long Sands, a well of finest, purest water, possessed, it is said, of rare virtues - a fact which, if publicly proclaimed (quoth an "an old inhabitant,") would augment the attractions of the village. "The Healing Springs of Tynemouth" would "take!"|
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