The inventor of the compound steam turbine, a Mr Charles Algernon Parsons – he who took the first step towards mass-producing the electricity that allows you all charge your smartphones to endlessly browse slovenly women and celebrities taking pictures of themselves for the world of Instagram – was an adopted Geordie. The Heaton Works of his family business welded together some remarkable sculptures that, from one angle at least, simply represent the crown jewels in the Zone’s treasure Trove.

AndyK, Spidermonkey, TerminalDecline

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