A curious mix of industrial and residential, the suburb of Wickham certainly has a distinct personality. The architecture has a range of great textures to sample, especially the older style houses. It seems like everything is wedged in as tight as possible, like a huge version of Tetris. The industrial warehouses and sheds give most streets a mechanical smell of sorts. Home to a couple of Newcastle’s most popular pubs, the Lass and the Albion, there’s plenty of activity. Development on the Harbour side adds yet another dimension to this eclectic area.
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