Category: Geordies

The Geordie Nanny – Jill Halfpenny

One of the funniest of Catherine Tate’s Geordie sketches is where she skits the Geordie accent alongside Gateshead born actress Jill Halfpenny . In the following short video Jill plays an agency Nanny, “from the north, Newcastle I’m told, but it could be as far as Sunderland” who is urgently drafted in to look after a posh southern …

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Coats For Geordies Winter Appeal

Now that the winter snow had arrived with a vengeance we would like to remind all you Geordie Lads “n” Lasses of the need to protect yourselves from the extreme weather conditions despite ye warm blooded geordie genes. In the following youtube video Chris Connely also makes an appeal for members of the public to donate to the Coats For Geordies …

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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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The Changing Face Of The Tyne & Wear Metro System

The Tyne and Wear Metro, also locally known by Geordies as simply the Metro, serves the Geordieland areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside & North Tyneside through to Sunderland on Wearside. The Metro system opened in 1980 and is now the 2nd largest metro system in the UK, after the London Underground, however since then the Metro system has gone through a …

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A Video Tribute To Tyneside

Many of the Tyneside landmarks we all love, from Gateshead’s Metro Centre  through to St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United. Along the way we also view iconic landmarks along the river tyne are included in this excellent tribute to Tyneside video.    

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