Not an entirely random name for a blog, but close. I am not a goat herder - in the usual meaning of that word; nor does the Urban Dictionary definition apply to me either (for a decade at least): an extremely drunk male who having lost all self-respect and standards, loses his powers of discrimination when pulling females. It is said that Gateshead derives its name from a settlement near an early Tyne crossing where goats once roamed. The goats are long gone, but me - I like to roam these parts - or rather run - exploring new places, rediscovering old ones in and around Gateshead and Newcastle when I'm out jogging. This blog is a collection of my photos, thoughts, observations, rants, loves and hates about Newcastle and Gateshead.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Bun Stop Worswick Street

Aah, I see what they did there! I'm a bit slow on the uptake. It's taken me twenty odd years to "get" the reference: Bus Stop / Bun Stop - the former sandwich shop located next to the old Worswick Street Bus shelter, which has a sign with the typeface and colours of the old Northern Buses livery.

Now that was a great sandwich shop. It was a pity it closed. I used to love their cheese savoury baps and the all-day gut-buster breakfast sandwiches (not a menu item - just my name for them) I used to get from there.  I can't remember when it closed, possibly 10-15 years ago, and I had almost forgotten about it until I spotted that some continuing renovations to the building had revealed the old shop sign.

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