Category: South Tyneside

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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Souter Lighthouse In South Shields

A few years ago members of the public were able to stand on the cliff-tops in South Tyneside and witness a fantastic and original musical performance that brought to an end the use of the famous foghorn at Souters Lighthouse. The Foghorn Requiem by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway celebrated the departure of the foghorn …

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South Shields Redevelopment Plans Announced

A new and ongoing £100m redevelopment of the Geordie town of South Shields in South Tyneside is expected to take around 10 years to complete, boasting a new hotel, shops, library and leisure facilities, a new cinema and even a new cultural centre. New road links from the market place to the riverside will be put …

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Geordie Lad Wins The BBC’s Young Sports Personality Of The Year

South Tyneside’s Josef Craig was last night named as the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year after becoming Britain’s youngest gold medallist at the 2012 Paralympics in the S7 400m freestyle swimming final The 15-year-old Hebburn born Geordie made a short speech thanking family, friends and performance director John Atkinson at British Swimming, who all helped him …

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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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