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Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:14 pm
For those of you who remember the Jarrow Arches!
I heard that someone had been hanged right there at the Arches.........before my time for sure! I'm thinking it was around the early 1900's or late 1800's.........but may be wrong.
Good reason for people to be scared going through there on foot in the dark. It was spooky!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:51 pm
well...........a uzed tuh play on thu top ovvum...............wenna wazza kid
Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:37 pm
Yes I remember the Jarra arches!! I was about 19 and worked at Edmund Robsons in 1970.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:47 pm
Jarra arches? are we talking about Tyne Dock Arches, Carol Brown rings a bell, where did you live?
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:32 pm
Weren't these known as TYNE DOCK ARCHES?? Like a lunatic I used to scale them as kid shinning along the parapets as I watched the traffic zoom by below...daft sod
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:00 pm
funnily enough I used to do that too, then finish the day off over the bontys
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:00 pm
Yes they were called Tyne Dock arches, at least in my day. My dad has got a piece of one of them in his garden.
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:56 pm
William Jopling was one of the last people to be gibbeted, and he was hung at the Jarrow/Simonside end of where the Tyne Dock arches would be built, if my history of the area is correct. He hung there for a while, until his body disappeared one night. This was circa 1830's, so a bit before my time!
Is this what you were thinking about?