Category Archive: Geordie History

VE Day Newcastle And Gateshead 1945 – 2017

Found on Vimeo, this excellent film was made as part of a Tyneside Cinema Education and Outreach Department project and brings together young people with local volunteers to record a reworked version of the originally silent film, VE Day set in 1945.  

The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

An innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel is where you will find a small stone monument marking where the Gaslight public house formerly stood. The Gaslight,  known also as the Commercial was once one of the oldest pubs in Jarrow and legend has it where the body of William Jobling, …

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2015 Blaydon Race Hailed A Success

Thousands of Geordie’s took part in Geordieland’s 2nd most iconic road race this week as the famous road race yet again took place on the 9th of June. Naturally, this long running and historic race was started in the heart of the Geordie City of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before following the road along Scotswood Road, crossing the River Tyne via Scotswood Bridge, before finishing in playing fields near Blaydon …

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North East Heritage Open Days 2013

As part of the Tyne & Wear Heritage Open Days running between Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th September 2013 many public buildings, churches and historic venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tyneside, Durham & many parts of Northumberland are preparing to throw open their doors to the local community & tourists alike, for free. Highlights include some of Geordieland’s most …

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The Changing Face Of The Tyne & Wear Metro System

The Tyne and Wear Metro, also locally known by Geordies as simply the Metro, serves the Geordieland areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside & North Tyneside through to Sunderland on Wearside. The Metro system opened in 1980 and is now the 2nd largest metro system in the UK, after the London Underground, however since then the Metro system has gone through a …

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