Category Archive: North Shields

London 2012 Torch Relay – Route Through Geordieland

Geordies are making final preparations this week before the Olympic flame makes it’s way through the Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside & the Durham areas of Geordieland. The Torch relay enters Northumberland from Scotland via the Geordie border town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the afternoon of 14th June 2012. Each area has different celebrations in place to publicise the torch relay …

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North Shields Stanley Arms Becomes The Fleet

The Stanley Arms in North Shields has been renamed by it’s new owners to “The Fleet” and is due to open on April Fools day the 1st of April 2012 Situated on the corner ot Stanley Street in North Shields the Stanley Arms was closed when Northumbrian Police objected to the renewal of it’s liquor licence.     …

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HMS Illustrious Comes Home To The Tyne

HMS Illustrious which was built in Wallsend came home to the Tyne last week (29/02/12) to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary before deploying to the Arctic Circle for three weeks of cold weather training. The Royal Navy helicopter carrier berthed at Northumbria Quay in North Shields and though it was not open to the general public, sea cadets & students from local schools & colleges …

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North Shields, North Tyneside – Photo Slideshow

North Shields is a small town on the bank of the River Tyne in North Tyneside which was created in 1225 as a fishing port to provide fish for Tynemouth & The Tynemouth Priory which is situated at the mouth of the River Tyne. Over the years, North Shields has grown from a small fishing village to incorporate the North …

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Swimming Gala In North Shields Circa 1901 – Bowler Hats & Umbrellas

A fascinating look back at times in North Shields with video taken in 1901 featuring Geordie’s taking part in a Tynemouth Swimming Gala at Haven Beach. What makes it even more brilliant is the fact that they are racing each other in morning suits & bowler hat’s  🙂

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