Category: South Tyneside

Sandhaven Beach & Ocean Park South Shields

Sandhaven Beach in the town of South Shields, South Tyneside is a long blue flag beach popular with both Geordie families and watersport enthusiasts alike. Other attractions include Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and the adjoining North & South Marine Park which stand side by side and are popular tourist attractions offering a boating lake, a miniature steam railway, a childrens …

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The Jarrow March – C’mon Follow the Geordie Boys

The 1930’s depression brought major unemployment to the north east, causing great hardship and even starvation, to out of work miners, ship workers and their families. In a courageous but as it turned out vain attempt to bring an end to this hardship, 200 men with no food or money started a long and arduous 280 mile, 22 day walk from …

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Geordie Joe McElderry – X Factor Winner 2009

18-year-old Tynesider Joe McElderry a student from South Shields won the hit ITV1 contest, X Factor after beating Cockney Olly Murs in a public vote. Joe beat 200,000 applicants to The X Factor and more than 10 million public votes were cast. Well Done Sonna (and of course Fellow Geordie Cheryl Cole) Ye Made The …

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