Mr Monkey carried on towards the exit of the park, which turned out to be further off than he expected. On the way he found a memorial to the Gateshead men who died in the South African War, and a map that showed how large the park was. William Wailes sold the 55 acre park to Gateshead council in 1876 for £35,000, but lived there for another five years. It's all been restored quite recently. As Mr Monkey went through the double arch at the entrance to the park, he looked back and saw that Saltwell Towers had gone all red again.
You can read about Saltwell Park at the Gateshead Council website.
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