What’s your favourite view of Jesmond?

Kids frolic in the waterfall in Jesmond Dene, 1979. Credit: Fred Hartnack & Newcastle City Library.

We’re not too biased here at JesmondLocal, but we think Jesmond offers some of the most picturesque views in Newcastle. From the lofty panorama of Armstrong Bridge, to the glorious vista from the Cricket Club’s upper bar. Or even the waterfall in Jesmond Dene, immortalised in this picture of summer frolics from 1979 (right), when health and safety was apparently less of a concern.

Now, a Newcastle-based lettings agent is challenging local residents to capture what they feel is the essence of Jesmond, in a photograph.

Jaimie Hocking, a partner at Walton Robinson which is running the competition, said: “Jesmond has long been considered one of the most culturally vibrant areas of Newcastle as well as the North East.

“It is also one of Walton Robinson’s most highly sought after locations for property investors because people simply love living there. We want people to share with us images from around Jesmond that illustrate why it’s such a great place to live.

“Is it the forest and waterfall in Jesmond Dene, the nightlife on Osborne Road, or is it the simple convenience of having a local Starbucks on St George’s Terrace? Show us your pride for your area with a creative picture.”

The best photographs will compete against others from around Newcastle and Gateshead in Walton Robinson’s Moving Pictures Facebook competition – with the winner bagging a Nikon Coolpix S30 digital camera and a large canvas print of the winning photo to hang in their home.

You can submit your photo through Walton Robinson’s Facebook page until 27 April, when the competition closes. Entries will be judged by professional photographer, Lee Dobson.

Send us a copy too, and we’ll add it to our Flickr gallery: dan@jesmondlocal.com

Photo credit with thanks: Newcastle City Library on Flickr (photographer: Fred Hartnack).

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