This is the River Ouseburn as it nears the River Tyne, in the City of Newcastle.
Part of the Ouseburn Trust regeneration area as a thriving cultural centre, this was once the heart of Newcastle’s industrial past and the remains of old lead works can be still seen, which leads to the title of the picture.
For this is where some of the lead dug from this landscape would ended up to me made into ingots or the final end, be it lead sheeting for the roofs of the growing roof scape of civic and religious buildings, the windows and in the ships that would sail from here into the North sea.
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