Category: South Tyneside

South Shields, South Tyneside

Apart from miles of pristine beaches, South Shields is also home to a Roman fort called Arbeia which was built to help supply the roman soldiers along Hadrian’s Wall. South Shields beachfront includes sand dunes, grassy areas & loads of picnic areas as well as an Amusement Park which sits opposite Marine Park incorporating a childrens play park, a small boating lake & a …

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Jarrow, South Tyneside

The town of Jarrow is located on the south side of the River Tyne in South Tyneside, near to South Shields & opposite the town of Wallsend. Jarrow was once world renowned for it’s fantastic ship building skills, but these days is mostly remembered as being the starting point of the famous Jarrow March which was an organised march against massive unemployment in the …

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Geordie Youth Start The New Jarrow March

A group of young unemployed Geordies set out on a walk from Tyneside to London in a recreation of the Original Jarrow March. The original march took place in 1936 when 200 jobless  Geordie men marched on the government with a 12,000-name petition calling for employment help. Some of their great-grandchildren were among those taking part in the …

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The Great North Run 2011 – Thirty One Geordie Years In The Making

The 31st Great North Run from Newcastle Upon Tyne to South Shields which was first won by Geordie sportsman Mike Mcleod in 1981 is taking place on Sunday 18/09/11 & we would like to wish all the runners well. Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie who won the elite men’s 2010 Great North Run will not be taking …

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A Video Tribute to Tyneside

A Tribute to Tyneside uploaded by Youtube user geon106  showing the aerial & ground views of the Geordie architectural & cultural landmarks we all know and love. Some of Geordieland’s landmarks shown are actually situated a bit further out from Tyneside, however, this does not detract from the overall excellent job geon106 made putting this video together 🙂

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