Thanks, this is really interesting
Tiia from faraway Baltic
emma thomas wrote:
> Hi there
> In response to your question about "Baltic" and where the name came from:
> The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is housed within the old Baltic Flour
> Mill. The Flour Mill was built by Joseph Rank in 1950. Joseph Rank had
> other Flour Mills - all of which he named after oceans or seas. The flour
> inside Baltic actually came from a number of different sources, including
> Canada and India.
> The Baltic Flour Mill was such a landmark on the River Tyne that BALTIC
> decided to keep the name. Most people in the locality refered to the
> building as Baltic anyway.