Category Archive: South Tyneside

2017 South Shields Fireworks Show

The 2017 South Shields Ocean Beach fireworks event staged on the south side of the river Tyne was brilliantly done & fortunately this year the background was illuminated by a very bright & massive full moon in a very clear north eastern sky. The first of the 2 free shows was also viewed with the added background of the …

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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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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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South Shields Sand Dancer Painting

A recent post on Facebook, about the sale of a painting which features a Tyneside sand dancer and his dog, on little haven beach in view of the iconic Groyne lighthouse in South Shields, has got us thinking about adding a new feature to our Geordie art & culture section. The new section will feature paintings and/or links to paintings by local artists, whether they are …

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BUPA Great North Run 2014 To Become A World First

This year, the Geordies own BUPA Great North Run will celebrate its millionth finisher, a world 1st for any event of this kind. In celebration of this forthcoming event  the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides along with the River Tyne will be transformed into a huge outdoor arena for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony. This special …

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