Category Archive: Geordie Towns & Cities

Get Rachel Home

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Taking The Piss

It’s a well known fact that coal and beer used to be Newcastle Upon Tyne’s biggest exports, however what is not so well known is that another huge export was “Urine”. Some reports even suggest it was the biggest of them all at one time. Urine, which was collected from public urinals or barrels in the city, was used …

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The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

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

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The Durham City Lumiere Festival

A four day festival once again lit up the city of Durham, bringing a little early winter magic to the people of Durham. The Lumiere light show returned between the 12th and 15th of November 2015 to light up the streets, waterways & historic medieval buildings of Geordieland’s historic 2nd city & its famous cathedral. Over the four days of the festival highlighted …

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Great North Run 2015 – Event Slideshow

Around 57’000 runners took part in the 2015 Morrisons Great North Run, including many top athletes, A&B list celebrities, thousands of charity runners and many team runners all competing in the world’s biggest and most famous half marathon. The race route, started as usual in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge into Gateshead, before ending …

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