Category Archive: South Shields

The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

On an innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel you will find a small stone monument that marks where the Gaslight public house formerly stood. The Gaslight, formerly known also as the Commercial was once one of the oldest pubs in Jarrow and legend has it, where the body of …

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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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Catch The Foghorn Requiem At Souter Lighthouse In South Shields

Members of the public will be able to stand on the cliff-tops at Souter Lighthouse on Saturday the 22nd of June and witness a fantastic and original musical performance. The Foghorn Requiem by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway celebrates the departure of the foghorn from the coastal landscape with an original music performance involving around 50 ships positioned offshore of the …

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